The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is the principal
association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom.
Five members have been nominated for the elections this year. They are:
|CANDIDATES FOR BGA COMMITTEE ELECTIONS 2016|
|Ref||Surname||First Name||Title||Affiliation||1st supporter||2nd supporter||3rd supporter|
|1||Ciantia||Matteo||Dr||Imperial College||Catherine O’Sullivan||Antonio Gens||Tony Suckling|
|2||Corney||D. Niall||Mr||Huesker UK Ltd||Laurence Tomlin||Patrick Cox||Graham Horan|
|3||Cox||Patrick||Mr||AECOM||Stephen Corbet||Peter Boyd||Jonathan Gammon|
|4||Hobbs||Ray||Dr||Ray Hobbs Consultant||Peter Blair-Fish||Neil Smith||Christopher Menkiti|
|5||Solera||Sergio||Mr||Mott MacDonald Ltd||Peter Rutty||Joseph Newhouse||Tim Blower|
The elected Committee members who will be retiring in June are Profs Kenichi Soga and Gopal Madabhushi, both of Cambridge University. Prof Stephan Jefferis, is the BGA Chairman and will serve for another year, until June 2017, when Dr Martin Preene will take over as Chairman.
The election this year will be run by Electoral Reform Services (an offshoot of the Electoral Reform Society). They will issue documents by email to members in the near future. Voting will take place electronically. The small number of members for whom we do not have email addresses will be sent papers by post and will be able to vote either on line or by returning a traditional ballot form. ERS will ensure confidentiality of all data and of the votes.
Therefore you will shortly receive an e-mail from the ERS with details of the candidates and instructions for the voting procedure. The electorate will comprise members whose contact details are correct on the ICE database at 17:00 on Wednesday 20th April.
The BGA Committee feels that the new voting procedure will be much easier to use, more secure and will lead to a much larger number of members exercising their democratic rights.
Note that the AGM papers will be sent directly from the BGA, by email or post.