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


Martin Preene

Preene Groundwater Consulting Ltd
Vice Chair

Kelvin Higgins

Geotechnical Consulting Group
Honorary Secretary Nick Armstrong Fugro
Honorary Treasurer

Yvonne Ainsworth

ATD Engineering Excellence

Honorary Communications Officer

Fleur Loveridge

University of Leeds
ICE Secretariat

Shelagh Fleming

Institution of Civil Engineers
Elected member

Hugo Wood

Elected member

David Waring

BP Exploration
Elected member Matthew Coop University College London
Elected member

Patrick Cox

Elected member

Ray Hobbs

Elected member

Sergio Solera

Mott MacDonald
Elected member

Vincent Nyambayo

Elected member

Susan Pollard

Elected member

David Toll

University of Durham
BTS representative

Paul Perry

Hewson Consulting Engineers
Geological Society Representative

Tracey Radford

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
Co-opted member - BGA 70th Anniversary Rob Talby 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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