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Council Elections 2017 - 2018

Committees

The advisory ballot for Council, conducted by Electoral Reform Services, closed on 31 March. There was an excellent turnout; thank you for voting. The Society is also very grateful to all the candidates for putting themselves forward.

A total of 1962 valid votes were cast for the position of President-designate. 1829 voted in favour of Nick Rogers’ name going forward to the formal ballot at the Annual General Meeting, 68 voted no and 65 abstained. Nick Rogers’ name will go forward.

A total of 2017 (1718 in 2016) valid votes were cast for the remaining four vacancies on Council.

The Results

 Name  Number of Votes 
 Jessica Smith  1255 (62.2%)
 John Talbot  1044 (51.8%)
 John Booth  947 (47.0%)
 Lesley Dunlop  714 (35.4%)

 Quentin Crowley  670 (33.2%)
 Bernie Vining  626 (31.0%)
 Neil Mitchell  445 (22.1%)
 Toby Strauss  431 (21.4%)
 Alexander Yeadon  362 (17.9%)

The four candidates receiving the most votes will go forward to the Annual General Meeting on 7 June 2017 for election as Council members.

Supporting statements from the 2017 nominees are available in the March Geoscientist article

Biographies of current members of Council are at www.geolsoc.org.uk/biographies

Continuing members of Council 2017 - 2018

Name

Expertise

Background

Mr Rick Brassington

Hydrogeology

Industry

Mr Malcolm Brown

Petroleum Geology

Industry

Dr Jason Canning

Petroleum Geology

Industry

Miss Liv Carroll

Mining

Industry

Dr Marie Edmonds

Igneous Petrology, Volcanology, Geochemistry

Academe

Dr Sarah Gordon

Mining, Meteoritics, Risk

Industry

Mr Graham Goffey

Petroleum Geology

Industry

Mrs Tricia Henton

Environmental Geology

Retired

Ms Naomi Jordan

Sedimentology, Palaeontology, Palaeoenvironments

Academe

Dr Robert Larter

Marine Geophysics

Government

Dr Jennifer McKinley

Geographical Information Science and Geostatistics

Academe

Dr Colin North

Sedimentology

Academe

Dr Sheila Peacock

Geophysics

Government

Prof Christine Peirce

Marine Geophysics

Academe

Mr Nicholas Reynolds

Contaminated land, Geotechnical engineering

Industry

Dr Katherine Royse

Environmental Geology

Government

Mr Keith Seymour

Hydrogeology

Retired

Dr Alexander Whittaker

Tectonics and Landscape dynamics

Academe

Members of Council retiring at the Annual General Meeting on 7 June 2017

Name

Expertise

Background

Dr Nigel Cassidy

Geophysics

Academe

Mr Chris Eccles

Engineering Geology

Industry

Mr David Hopkins

Extractive Industries

Industry

Prof David Norbury

Engineering Geology

Industry

Mr Michael Young

Geophysics

Government/Industry



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