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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.

All members of Council are bound by the Society’s Declarations of Interests policy.

Members of Council 2023/2024

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

Name Expertise Background
Ms Ruth Allington (President) Engineering Geology, Resource Geology, ESG, Mining and Quarrying Sector, Dispute Resolution
Prof Mark Allen Tectonics Academe
Prof Mark Anderson Structural Geology and Tectonics Academe
Dr Anna Bird
Geochronology, Tectonics and Provenance  Academe 
Prof Sian Davies-Vollum  Environmental Geology  Academe 
Dr Natasha Dowey  Volcanic Hazards, Stratigraphy, EDI and Outreach  Academe
Miss Hollie Fisher  Engineering Geology and Geomorphology  Industry 
Dr Neil Frewin  Petroleum Geology  Industry 
Dr Jennie Gilbert (Secretary, Science) Volcanology Academe
Dr David Giles  Engineering Geology  industry & Academe 
Prof Jon Gluyas (President Designate) Geothermal Energy Academe & Industry 
Mr Martin Griffin (Vice President – EDI) Geotechnical Engineering  Industry 
Prof James Griffiths (Secretary, Professional Matters) Engineering Geology Academe
Dr Michael Kehinde (Secretary, Foreign and External Affairs) Hydrogeology Government
Dr Daniel Le Heron (Secretary, Publications)
Sedimentology  Academe 
Mr Ben Lepley  Geoscience, Minerals and Mining, ESG  Industry 
Mr Peter Loader  Geoscience Education  Academe 
Dr Keith Myers (Treasurer)  Petroleum Geology
Dr Amanda Owen Sedimentology  Academe 
Dr Chiara Petrone  Igneous petrology, Petrography  Academe 
Ms Gemma Sherwood (Vice President – Regional Groups) Engineering Geology Industry
Miss Lucy Thomas  Chartered Geologist and Specialist in Land Condition  Industry 
Elizabeth Withington  Geotechnical Engineering   Industry 

Council meetings


  • 26 April 2023
  • 28 June 2023

Council meeting minutes