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The Society is governed by a Council of 23 members, including the President, up to three Vice-Presidents and four honorary secretaries. Council members are elected by the Fellowship.

Council is chaired by the President, who is elected for a two-year term. It meets five times each year.

Members of Council 2014/2015

Click on the pictures below to read a short biography of each member of Council.

David ManningProf David Manning


Expertise: Mineralogy


Natalyn AlaMrs Natalyn Ala

Secretary, Professional Matters

Expertise: Hydrogeology


Mike ArmitageDr Mike Armitage

Vice President

Expertise: Mining


Nigel CassidyDr Nigel Cassidy

Expertise: Geophysics



Neil ChapmanProf Neil Chapman

Expertise: Radioactive Waste Management



Angela CoeDr Angela Coe

Expertise: Sedimentology and Stratigraphy



Jim Coppard

Mr Jim Coppard

Expertise: Mineral Exploration



David CraggMr David Cragg

Vice President

Expertise: Engineering Geology


Jane DottridgeMrs Jane Dottridge

Expertise: Hydrogeology



Chris EcclesMr Chris Eccles

Expertise: Engineering Geology



Marie EdmondsDr Marie Edmonds

Expertise: Igneous Petrology, Volcanology and Geochemistry



Al FraserProf Alastair Fraser

Secretary, Science

Expertise: Petroleum Geology


David HopkinsMr David Hopkins

Expertise: Extractive Industries



Dave JonesMr David Jones

Vice President

Expertise: Hydrogeology


Adam LawDr Adam Law


Expertise: Petroleum Geology


Alan LordProf Alan Lord

Secretary, Foreign & External Affairs

Expertise: Micropalaeontology


Brian MarkerDr Brian Marker OBE

Expertise: Environmental Geology



Gary NicholsDr Gary Nichols

Expertise: Sedimentology



David NorburyDr David Norbury

Expertise: Engineering Geology



Colin NorthDr Colin North

Secretary, Publications

Expertise: Sedimentology


 Keith SeymourMr Keith Seymour

Expertise: Hydrogeology



Lucy SlaterDr Lucy Slater

Expertise: Petroleum Geology and Geophysics



Michael YoungMr Michael Young

Expertise: Geophysics



Read a summary of Council members' expertise and backgrounds

Council Meetings

Council Meetings 2014/2015:

  • 18 June 2014
  • 25-26 September 2014 (residential)
  • 26 November 2014
  • 4 February 2015
  • 8 April 2015

Council Meeting Minutes: