Election Results 2016

votingThe votes are in, and we’re delighted to welcome seven new members to the Council of the Geological Society!

It was a record year for both candidates and turnout- 17 candidates put themselves forward for election, and a total of 1,718 votes were cast. The seven candidates who received the most votes will go forward to the Annual General Meeting on 8 June 2016 for election as Council members.

Many thanks to all the candidates and to everyone who voted!

The results:

Sarah Gordon
869 votes

ELEC GORDON Sarah“I’m currently the Managing Director of the risk management consultancy Satarla. I’m also an Honorary Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London.  Prior to this I worked with the mining company Anglo American, in both the exploration and safety & sustainability teams.  This broad background, coupled with my PhD in meteoritics, allows me to explore many aspects of the geological discipline.”


ELEC CANNING JasonJason Canning
720 votes

“I am currently Chief Geologist at BG Group and have been working in the Petroleum Industry for almost 20 years. I have been a fellow of the Society since 1999 and a Chartered Geologist since 2015. I completed a BSc at Oxford Brookes (1993) and a have PhD from the University of Birmingham (1997).”



ELEC WHITTAKER AlexAlexander Whittaker
666 votes

“I am a senior lecturer at Imperial College London. My research combines field, remote sensing and numerical modelling approaches to address how tectonics and climate drive landscape evolution over a range of scales. At Imperial I lecture structural geology and tectonics, and I co-ordinate the department’s field programme, leading excursions to the Spanish Pyrenees and the Apennines.”


ELEC PEACOCK SheilaSheila Peacock
637 votes

“I am currently employed with a Ministry of Defence contractor supporting seismological monitoring of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, having been a lecturer at the University of Birmingham (Applied Geophysics MSc 1991-2002), computer officer/administrator (2002-4), and supported professional accreditation of the University’s Computer Science courses.  I was a research fellow at the University of Reading (1987-1991), BSc Geophysics (Newcastle 1983), PhD (Edinburgh 1987), and CPhys MInstP.”

Naomi Jordan
633 votes

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“I teach hands-on science in an inner-city London primary school, tutor A-Level and undergraduate geology students and teach an adult geology class, along with setting up a geology outreach business. During my undergraduate time at the University of Leeds, and my PhD, I have worked with a range of organisations designing and implementing outreach activities, including the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, British Geological Survey, Leeds Museum Services, RockWatch, Lyme Regis Fossil Festival and with both universities.”

Robert Larter
607 votes

ELEC LARTER Rob“I am a marine geophysicist at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). After graduating in Geology from Durham University, I gained an MSc in Petroleum Exploration Studies from the University of Aberdeen. I then worked as a Research Associate at the University of Birmingham for several years while studying for my PhD in marine geophysics on a part-time basis. During 28 years at BAS I have managed a range of science projects in fields ranging from subducting margins to ice sheet history and dynamics.”

ELEC REYNOLDS NikNicholas Reynolds
596 votes

“I am a Senior Geo-environmental and Geotechnical engineer at a small consultancy in Chester and have been employed at this company for over 17 years.  I have been a Fellow of the Geological Society from being an Undergraduate at Aberystwyth University, graduated with a Master’s degree from Cardiff University, and became a Chartered Geologist in 2009. I later became a Chartered Scientist in 2011.”

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