The British Geological Survey (BGS), a part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), is the
nation's principal supplier of objective, impartial and up-to-date geological expertise and information
for decision making for governmental, commercial and individual users.
The BGS carries out research in strategically important areas including energy and natural resources, vulnerability to environmental change and hazards, and earth system science, often in collaboration with the national and international scientific academic community.
Before taking the post of Executive Director at the BGS, John Ludden was Director of the Earth Sciences Division at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). He has also served as Director of Research for the CNRS in Nancy, France. (more)
Before his appointment as Chief Scientist, Denis Peach spent over nine years as the Manager of the BGS Groundwater Programme, based at Wallingford. He is a hydrogeologist with very broad interests in the area of environment geoscience. (more)
Dr Mike Patterson joined BGS as Chief Operating Officer on 1 April 2011. Mike comes with a variety of skills in business and operations at a senior level and at the same time understands the environmental sciences sector. (more)
Please note the new British Geological Survey Organogram is currently under construction and will become available when the change in structure has been finalised and the Science and Business areas confirmed.
2 April 2013