Geophysical Software Solutions Pty. Limited (ABN 53 347 822 476) was founded by Richard and Janet Almond in 1997. This followed the success of PC Potentials, which ran as a non-incorporated partnership from 1988 until 1997.
Richard has a BSc (hons) in physics from the University of Edinburgh (1969). He worked as a geophysicist with the Australian Bureau of Mineral Resources from 1970 to 1987, in the fields of metalliferous exploration, volcanology, regional geophysics, and computer applications. Since 1988 he has worked as a consultant in information technology and geophysics, specialising in potential field interpretation. As an escape from the virtual world, Richard enjoys building wooden boats.
Janet has a BSc in mathematics from the University of Edinburgh (1969) and a Dip Ed from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1970). Before the formation of GSS she taught mathematics, statistics and computing at high school, Institute of Technology, and University. She currently complements her GSS involvement with tutoring at the University of Canberra. In her spare time Janet enjoys training her dogs to do flyball, interspersed with cake decorating, patchwork and needlework.