I started in the oil industry after graduating with a degree in Geology in 1980. The early part of my career was spent in the Middle East working as wellsite geologist for Aramco. Following the 1984/5 oil price crash I studied for a Post-Graduate Diploma in Offshore Engineering at RGIT in Aberdeen. I then worked in Angola for 4 years followed by 24 years as Manager of Geological Operations at BG Group. I am a Chartered Geologist.
I have been an active member of the Hertfordshire Geological Society for many years and the Geologists’ Association since the late nineties. In fact, my children were members of Rockwatch about the same time. Aspects of the GA which really appeal to me include the Student Symposium, Annual Conference and the Festival of Geology where there is an opportunity to meet such a diverse and knowledgeable range of individuals. Local field trips or geoconservation activities from which I learn so much, provide a great opportunity to pursue something I really enjoy with likeminded individuals.