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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 2022/2023

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
Mrs Joanna Alexander Geoscience, Communications, Culture Change Industry
Prof Mark Allen Tectonics Academe
Prof Mark Anderson Structural Geology and Tectonics Academe
Dr Anna Bird
Geochronology, Tectonics and Provenance  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 Joel Gill (Secretary, Foreign and External Affairs) Social Geology, Disaster Risk Reduction, Sustainable Development Government
Mr Martin Griffin Geotechnical Engineering  Industry 
Prof James Griffiths (Secretary, Professional Matters) Engineering Geology Academe
Dr Michael Kehinde Hydrogeology Government
Dr Daniel Le Heron
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 John Perry Engineering Geology Industry
Ms Gemma Sherwood (Vice President – Regional Groups) Engineering Geology Industry
Prof Robin Strachan (Secretary, Publications) Tectonics, Geochronology Academe
Miss Lucy Thomas  Chartered Geologist and Specialist in Land Condition  Industry 
Mrs Lucy Williams Petroleum Geology Industry

Council meetings


  • 30 June 2021
  • 22 September 2021
  • 24 November 2021
  • 02 February 2022
  • 06 April 2022
  • 22 June 2022

Council meeting minutes