The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is the principal
association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom.

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 co-opted 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.

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The current committee members are:

National Committee of the British Geotechnical Association

Chair

Kelvin Higgins

Geotechnical Consulting Group
Vice Chair

David Toll

University of Durham
Honorary Secretary Nick Armstrong Fugro
Honorary Treasurer

Yvonne Ainsworth

Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions

Honorary Communications Officer

Martin Preene

Preene Groundwater Consulting
ICE Secretariat

Shelagh Fleming

Institution of Civil Engineers



Elected member

Tarryn Chalmers

Tony Gee and Partners
Elected member Yu Sheng Hsu Mott MacDonald
Elected member

Emilio Linde-Arias

Arcadis
Elected member

Hugo Wood

COWI
Elected member

David Waring

BP Exploration
Elected member

Matthew Coop

University College London
Elected member

Vincent Nyambayo

Atkins
Elected member

Susan Pollard

Atkins
Elected member (currently also serving as Vice Chair) David Toll University of Durham

BTS representative

Paul Perry

Hewson Consulting Engineers
Geological Society Representative

Tracey Radford

Atkins
IOM3 representative

Martin S Griffin

Land Science
ISRM representative

John Coggan

University of Exeter
Co-opted member – Early Career Group

Francesca Waldron

Mott MacDonald
Co-opted member – Early Career Group Tony Bowerman Atkins
Co-opted member – Technicians

Peter Reading

Peter Reading Geotechnical Consulting Ltd
Co-opted member – Rankine James Lawrence Imperial College London
Co-opted member - UK RoGEP, ISSMGE Neil Smith Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions
Co-opted member - Cooling Prize Sergio Solera Mott MacDonald
Continuing member – BSI

Graham Taylor

Mott MacDonald
Guest - FMGM Andrew Ridley Geotechnical Observations
Guest - IGS

Andrew Belton

Wardell Armstrong
Guest - AGS

Adam Latimer

Ian Farmer Ltd
Guest - Ground Engineering Magazine

Claire Smith

Ground Engineering
Honorary Member – ISSMGE

Neil Taylor

City University
Extraordinary Honorary Member

Robert Mair

University of Cambridge

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