Working Group Executive

The Executive 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 Executive includes the current Chair and Chair elect and Treasurer. The Working Group Leaders 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.


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AGS Annual Conference 2024

The AGS Annual Conference 2024 will be taking place on Thursday 25th April at One Great George Street in Westminster, London. Chaired…

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Annual Conference 2023

The AGS Annual Conference took place on Thursday 27th April 2023 at the Barbican Centre in London. This full day, networking event saw…

Ground Risk Conference: Are you Managing Risks or Taking Risks?

Geotechnical engineering and geoenvironmental specialists deal with risk daily from commencement of a project through to final delivery. Working with the ground…

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Loss Prevention Guidance: What You Don’t Realise You Need To Know (2022 Updates)

Loss Prevention Guidance: What You Don’t Realise You Need To Know (2022 Updates) is a virtual event which is taking place on…

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AGS Documents

AGS Business Plan 2022

Published September 2022 This document is the AGS Business Plan for 2022 which includes the marketing plan and financial plan as appendices.

The New Yellow Book – UK Specification for Ground Investigation

The UK Specification for ground investigation (the Yellow Book) has been revised by an industry working group led by the AGS and…

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We Need to Talk About Groundwater – Sponsorship Opportunities

The AGS is pleased to announce details of a full-day, CPD conference on the subject of Groundwater on Wednesday 6th November 2024…

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Early Career Professionals: Call for Posters

The AGS is holding a sustainability-themed poster competition at this year’s Annual Conference, and we’d like to see how Early Career Professionals…

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UK Specification for Ground Investigation (third edition) – Now Available for Purchase

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the third edition of the UK Specification for Ground Investigation – also known as ‘Yellow…

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AGS Award Results 2021

The results are in! We’re pleased to announce the winners of this years AGS Awards: Loss Prevention Rachel Griffiths (Award) Russell Jones…

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AGS Helplines

Currently the AGS offer helplines to all Member companies and practitioners with respect to: the AGS Data Format (the discussion forum on…

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AGS Diversity Statement

The AGS is a non-profit trade association that is managed by elected individuals from member organisations, none of whom are paid by…


Adam Latimer Ian Farmer Associates
AGS Geotechnical WG Leader Alex Dent WSP
AGS Business Practice WG Leader & AGS Chair Elect Alex Lee HKA
AGS Sustainability WG Leader Alison Nicholson Buro Happold, Ground Engineering
Chris Raison Raison Foster Associates
AGS Instrumentation & Monitoring WG Leader Daniele Fornelli Geotechnical Observations Limited
AGS Contaminated Land WG Leader Geraint Williams ALS Laboratories (UK) Limited
AGS Data Management WG Leader Jackie Bland Structural Soils Ltd
AGS Loss Prevention WG Leader Jo Strange Card Geotechnics Limited
AGS Safety WG Leader Jon Rayner AECOM Limited
Julian Lovell Equipe Training Limited
Katherine Jones Dunelm Geotechnical and Environmental Limited
Tresurer Ken Marsh Specialist member
AGS Laboratories WG Acting Leader Ken Scally Derwentside Environmental Testing Services Ltd
Michael Vance Mott MacDonald
Neil Parry Geotechnical Engineering Ltd
AGS Past Chair Sally Hudson Coffey Geotechnics Ltd
Thomas Leigh Fugro Limited
AGS Chair Vivien Dent Specialist member / Environment Agency