BGS Advisory Committee

The BGS Advisory Committee is the successor to the BGS Board. Its membership is drawn from across the Earth science and business communities nationally and internationally (industry, academia and government). It gives BGS the opportunity to utilise the members' considerable expertise and knowledge of the Earth sciences sector, and consider how BGS can best respond to the sector's needs in the challenging period ahead.


  • Dr Graham Brown — Geological consultant (and former Group Head, Geosciences & Exploration, Anglo-American plc)
  • Professor Sarah O'Hara — Professor of Geography and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Student Experience, University of Nottingham
  • Professor Mercedes Maroto–Valer — Chair in Sustainable Energy Engineering, Heriot-Watt University
  • Dr Liz Jolley — Vice President of Geoscience, BP plc
  • Nick Hanigan – Director of Decommissioning and Waste Management, National Nuclear Laboratory
  • Ron Lynch — Regional Director (East Midlands), Institute of Directors
  • Dr Katherine Wright — Head of Research, UK Space Agency
  • Malcolm Brown — President of The Geological Society
  • Professor Tim Minshull — Chair of University Geoscience UK
  • Professor John Loughhead — Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Dr Liz Fellman — Associate Director, National Capability & Capital, NERC

It is intended that the committee will meet twice a year.

The committee will not involve itself with BGS governance issues, although its advice on the direction of travel of BGS with respect to government, research councils and the private sector will be valuable.


For further information on the BGS Advisory Committee, please contact the BGS Executive Support Team.

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