Director of Resources and Operations
John rejoined BGS as Director of Administration in 2008. He has undertaken a number of NERC-wide corporate roles in recent years including chairing the Engineering and Technical Merit Promotion Panel and as Senior Responsible Officer for the NERC Resource Management Software project in Swindon, POL and CEH. John began his NERC career in Keyworth in 1981 working initially in the Personnel group assisting staff transferring in from sites in London and Leeds. He left BGS in 1988 and has worked within the NERC marine science community, firstly as Head of Finance at the Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Deacon Laboratory in Surrey and subsequently at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory on Merseyside and the Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory near Oban (now SAMS). In 1995 John transferred to POL as Head of Administration and combined this with an administrative Directorate role within the NERC Centre for Coastal and Marine Sciences. During 2002-04, John was a project manager for the relocation of POL from the Wirral to a new building on the University of Liverpool campus.
There are 4 programmes within the Resources and Operations directorate: