Working Group Senate

The Senate oversees the working groups and formally votes on issues and decisions relating to the AGS. It represents the membership at large and holds ultimate responsibility for the policies and practices endorsed by the Association.

The Senate includes the current Chairman and Chairman elect and Treasurer. The Working Group chairs report to this Committee and participate in its work. This involves producing the position statements and formal policies of the AGS as well as having responsibility for the governance of the association.


Andrew Milne Geotechnical Engineering Ltd
Jonathan Gammon CH2M
Sally Hudson Coffey Geotechnics Ltd
Peter Boyd AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
Tim White Marquis & Lord
Ken Marsh Ian Farmer Associates
Jim Cook Eur Ing Jim Cook
Tony Hodgson Fugro GeoServices Limited
Athena Livesey WSP UK Ltd
Chris Raison Raison Foster Associates
Geraint Williams ALcontrol Laboratories
Janice Windle Concept Engineering Consultants Ltd
Anastasia Savidu Concept Engineering Consultants Ltd
Antony Drake Mott MacDonald
Past AGS Chairman Matthew Baldwin Soil Engineering
AGS Chairman Neil Parry Geotechnical Engineering Ltd
Chairman Elect Julian Lovell Equipe Training Limited
Treasurer Chris Danilewicz CH2M
Geotechnical WG Leader Neil Chadwick Arup Geotechnics
Business Practice Leader and Personal Member Representative John Talbot
Data Management Leader Jackie Bland Geotechnics Ltd
Safety WG Leader Adam Latimer Ian Farmer Associates
Loss Prevention Leader Hugh Mallett Buro Happold, Ground Engineering
Laboratories WG Leader Dimitris Xirouchakis Structural Soils Ltd
Contaminated Land WG Leader Vivien Dent RSK Environment Ltd
Lynne Llewellyn Structural Soils Ltd


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AGS Magazine – November/December issue

Article News Caroline Kratz

The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists are pleased to announce the launch of their new bi-monthly publication; AGS Magazine. To view…

AGS Members’ Day 2017

06th Apr 2017 Event News

Thank you for your attendance and contributions at this year’s Members’ Day 2017 at the Barbican, which was a great success. Special…

AGS Members’ Day: 7th April 2016

Article News Caroline Kratz

The AGS is pleased to announce details of Members’ Day 2016, which is taking place on Thursday 7th April 2016 at the…

News Caroline Kratz

The Ground Engineering Awards is back and celebrating nine years of showcasing the very best in the industry. Entries are now open…

AGS Members’ Day 2016

News Caroline Kratz

AGS Members’ Day 2016 will take place on Thursday 7th April at the prestigious Barbican Centre in London. This full day seminar…


Article News Ann-Marie Casserly

They have been a long time in the making, but finally the AGS new byelaws are with us! Following a vote by…

Chairman’s Address

Article Caroline Kratz

AGS Members Day is always an enjoyable and informative event, which manages to balance the AGS governance issues with topical presentations form…

AGS Members’ Day 2015 Summary

Article News Caroline Kratz

The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists’ annual Members’ Day event recently took place at the prestigious Royal Geographical Society, located in…

Visa for Geoprofessionals

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

The Shortage Occupation List  maintained by the UK Boarder Agency (UKBA) identifies those job titles which are officially considered to be in…

University Meets Industry

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Engineering MSc courses – what is the problem? A recent meeting arranged by the AGS on behalf of…

Engineering, Geology, Geotechnics

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

University of Portsmouth’s Industrial Alliance in Engineering Geology & Geotechnics starts to show results The University of Portsmouth is the only institution…

Sign off Responsibility

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

It is common for Clients to request that their consultant obtains “sign off” of proposals for site investigation, risk assessment and in…

Apprentices – back in vogue

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Equipe Training Limited has delivered its’ first courses in September from their newly established Drilling AcademyTM near Banbury, Oxfordshire.  The courses were…

Recruitment Aided!

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

The Ground Forum is delighted to announce that 19 ground engineering job titles have been included in the new ‘Shortage Occupations List’…

Eurocode 7 letter

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Dear Editor I have been delivering lectures on EC7 parts 1 and 2 for a while now, and I remain amazed and…

A new system for migrant workers

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

On Friday 29 February 2008, a new immigration system was launched to ensure that only those with the right skills or the…

Establishing Ground Rules

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Concerns over the place of Ground investigations in relation to CDM led John Banks and Mouchel Parkman to raise queries with HSE…

Age Discrimination Regulations

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Members trying to come to grips with the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 can find information on the Evesheds website (Drill down…

The Role of an Expert Witness

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Introduction Experts play an important and unique role in the adversarial court process as they are required to provide an independent opinion…

CSCS – What you need to know

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

The CSCS Scheme was set up in 1995 and there are currently more than 600,000 card holders covering more than 170 occupations.…

AGS Response to Nigel Griffiths, MP

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

On his appointment as Minister for Construction, Nigel Griffiths wrote to all trade associations and professional bodies and invited them to submit…

Electronic Tenders – The Future?

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

A survey of Members in January/February 2003 revealed that a majority have some experience of tendering based on information provided electronically.   Responses were…


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