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BGS Welcomes Andrew McConnochie as Director of Operations

Andrew will be responsible for providing leadership and management of the operational support infrastructure at BGS.

09/10/2020 By BGS Press
Andrew McConnochie BGS Director of Operations
BGS Director of Operations - Andrew McConnochie

The British Geological Survey (BGS) are pleased to welcome Andrew McConnochie as our new Director of Operations.

Andrew will be responsible for providing leadership and management of the operational support infrastructure at BGS.  He will also be leading and driving developments in business support, finance, estates and facilities, health and safety, legal services and people management systems and processes.

Karen Hanghøj, Executive Director of BGS says “We are delighted with Andrew’s appointment as the new Director of Operations at BGS.  Not only will he lead the streamlining of our processes and procedures, but he will also be focussing on our commercial income and how to utilise the unique skills and expertise that we have here at BGS”. 

Andrew comes with a wealth of experience with a real interest and focus on Business Development, which will be vital in increasing BGS commercial external income streams and identifying new business opportunities with the support of the Business Development and Innovation Team.

Andrew says “I am excited to be joining BGS as Director of Operations and look forward to working with colleagues across the whole of the organisation to help ensure BGS continues to grow and deliver world class geoscience excellence to tackle environmental change, decarbonisation and multihazards.”

Andrew will be a member of the Senior Management Board and the BGS Board contributing to the organisations strategic development and will represent BGS as a member of key UKRI-NERC committees.

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