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


Andrew Ridley

Geotechnical Observations
Vice Chair

Yuli (Chaido) Doulala-Rigby

Honorary Secretary Nick Armstrong Fugro
Honorary Treasurer

Tony Bowerman


Honorary Communications Officer

Martin Preene

Coffey Geotechnics Limited
Immediate Past Chair David Toll University of Durham
ICE Secretariat

Kate Beardsley

Institution of Civil Engineers

Elected member Pedro FerreiraUCL
Elected member Christina MavrommatiMott MacDonald
Elected member Hoe Chian YeowCOWI
Elected member

Kevin Briggs

University of Southampton
Elected member Katerina Tsiampousi
Imperial College London
Elected member

Giulia Viggiani

University of Cambridge
Elected member

Alan Phear

Elected member

Emily Riley

WJ Groundwater
Elected member

Natalie Wride

Mott MacDonald

BTS representative

Paul Perry

Geological Society Representative

Anna Morley

IOM3 representative

Emilio Linde-Arias

ISRM representative

James Lawrence

Imperial College London
Co-opted member – Early Career Group

Cacin Wong

Anglia Ruskin University
Co-opted member – Early Career Group Palak Shukla Ramboll
Co-opted member – Technicians

Julian Lovell

Equipe Group
Co-opted member – Rankine Truong KD Le Imperial College London
Co-opted member - UK RoGEP, ISSMGE Neil Smith Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions
Co-opted member - Cooling Prize Sergio Solera Mott MacDonald
Co-opted member - Ground Forum Tony Bowerman AtkinsRéalis
Continuing member – BSI

Graham Taylor

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

Dave Woods

Guest - AGS

Adam Latimer

Ian Farmer Ltd
Guest - Ground Engineering Magazine

Nia Kajastie

Ground Engineering
Honorary Member – ISSMGE

Neil Taylor

City University
Extraordinary Honorary Member

Robert Mair

University of Cambridge

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