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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 2024/2025

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

Name Expertise Background
Prof Jon Gluyas (President)  Geothermal Energy  Academe & Industry 
Prof Mark Anderson Structural Geology and Tectonics Academe
Dr Anna Bird
Geochronology, Tectonics and Provenance  Academe 
Prof Sian Davies-Vollum  Environmental Geology  Academe 
John Davis  Geotechnical Engineering Industry
Dr Andrew Dobrzański
Minerals and Mining  Industry 
Dr Natasha Dowey  Volcanic Hazards, Stratigraphy, EDI and Outreach  Academe
Miss Hollie Fisher  Engineering Geology and Geomorphology  Industry 
Dr Neil Frewin (Secretary, Professional) Petroleum Geology  Industry 
Dr Jennie Gilbert (Secretary, Science) Volcanology Academe
Dr David Giles  Engineering Geology  industry & Academe 
Mr Martin Griffin (Vice President – EDI) Geotechnical Engineering  Industry 
Leanne Hughes
Survey Geologist  Industry 

Ilias Karapanos

Hydrogeology  Industry
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 
Louisa McAra Geotechnical Engineering  Industry 
Dr Keith Myers (Treasurer)  Petroleum Geology
Dr Chiara Petrone  Igneous petrology, Petrography  Academe 
Ms Gemma Sherwood (Vice President – Regional Groups) Engineering Geology Industry
Kevin Stephen Geoscience Education  Academe 
Elizabeth Withington  Geotechnical Engineering   Industry 

Council meetings

2024 - 2025

  • 10 July 2024
  • 25 September 2024
  • 26 September 2024 Strategy Day
  • 27 November 2024
  • 5 February 2025 (TBC)
  • AGM/President’s Day 11 June 2025

2025 - 2026

  • 25 June 2025
  • 24 September 2025
  • 25 September 2025 Strategy Day
  • 26 November 2025
  • 4 February 2026
  • 29 April 2026
  • AGM/President’s Day 17 June 2026

Council meeting minutes