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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 2017/2018

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

Malcolm BrownMr Malcolm Brown


Expertise: Petroleum Geology


John BoothMr John Booth

Expertise: Engineering Geology



Rick BrassingtonMr Rick Brassington

Expertise: Hydrogeology



Jason Canning_councilDr Jason Canning

Expertise: Petroleum Geology




Liv CarrollMiss Liv Carroll

Expertise: Mineral Exploration and Mining



Lesley Dunlop

Ms Lesley Dunlop

Expertise: Geomorphology



Marie EdmondsDr Marie Edmonds

Secretary, Science

Expertise: Igneous Petrology, Volcanology and Geochemistry


Graham Goffey Mr Graham Goffey


Expertise: Petroleum Geology


Sarah Gordon_councilDr Sarah Gordon

Secretary, Foreign & External Affairs

Expertise: Mining, Meteoritics, Risk


Tricia Henton Mrs Tricia Henton, MBE

Diversity Champion

Expertise: Environmental Geology


Naomi Jordan_council

Ms Naomi Jordan

Expertise: Sedimentology, Palaeontology, Palaeoenvironments




Robert Larter_councilDr Robert Larter

Expertise: Marine Geophysics



Jennifer McKinleyDr Jennifer McKinley

Expertise: Geographical Information Science and Geostatistics



Colin NorthDr Colin North

Secretary, Publications

Expertise: Sedimentology


Sheila Peacock_councilDr Sheila Peacock

Expertise: Geophysics




Christine PeirceProf Christine Peirce

Expertise: Marine Geophysics



Nik Reynolds_councilMr Nicholas Reynolds

Expertise: Contaminated Land, Geotechnical Engineering




Nick RogersProf Nick Rogers 

President designate

Expertise: Geochemistry


Katherine RoyseDr Katherine Royse

Secretary, Professional Matters

Expertise: Environmental Geology


Kevin Seymour_CouncilMr Keith Seymour

Vice President, Regional Groups

Expertise: Hydrogeology


Jessica SmithMiss Jessica Smith

Expertise: Engineering Geology



John TalbotMr John Talbot

Vice President, Chartership

Expertise: Engineering Geology, Geotechnical engineering


Alex Whittaker_councilDr Alexander Whittaker

Expertise: Tectonics and Landscape Dynamics




Read a summary of Council members' expertise and backgrounds


Council Meetings

Council Meetings 2017/2018:

  • 21 June 2017
  • 20 & 21 September 2017 (residential)
  • 22 November 2017
  • 7 February 2018
  • 18 April 2018
  • 20 June 2018

Council Meeting Minutes: