National Committee

The committee comprises a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, two Representatives of the Institution of Civil Engineers, nine Elected Members and one representative of each of the Geological Society of London (Geol Soc), the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), the British Tunnelling Society (BTS). Additional committee members may be coopted for periods of up to three years for the purpose of carrying out specific tasks. There are also three honorary officers (Secretary, Treasurer and Publicity Officer) who are not entitled to vote and who are not trustees of the charity.

The current committee members are:

National Committee of the British Geotechnical Association


Martin Preene

Preene Groundwater Consulting
vice chairman

Kelvin Higgins

Geotechnical Consulting Group
honorary secretary

Neil Smith

Applied Geotechnical Engineering
honorary treasurer

Peter Eldred

Environmental Scientifics Group

honorary publicity officer

Fleur Loveridge

University of Leeds

Shelagh Fleming

Institution of Civil Engineers
elected member

Susan Pollard

elected member

Patrick Cox

elected member

Miguel Pacheco Andrade

DONG Energy
elected member

Rob Talby

Mott MacDonald
elected member

Ray Hobbs

elected member

David Toll

University of Durham
elected member

Vincent Nyambayo

elected member

Sergio Solera

Mott MacDonald
ICE representative


BTS representative

Paul Perry

Geological Society Representative

David Giles

University of Portsmouth

Martin S Griffin


John Coggan

University of Exeter
co-opted member – Rankine

Angeliki Grammatikopoulou

Geotechnical Consulting Group
continuing member – FMGM

Andrew Ridley

Geotechnical Observations
co-opted member – early career

Henry Tayler

co-opted member – early career Dimitrios Daskalopoulos AECOM
co-opted member – technicians

Peter Reading

Peter Reading Geotechnical Consulting Ltd
continuing member – website

Peter Ingram

IGS – guest

Chaido Doulala-Rigby

AGS – guest

Jim Cook

Geotechnical Services Bureau

Claire Smith

Ground Engineering
honorary member – issmge

Neil Taylor

City University
extraordinary honorary member

Robert Mair

Cambridge University

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