British Geological Survey CEO bids farewell after 13 years

18 January 2019

Professor John LuddenProfessor John Ludden today announced that, after 13 years at the British Geological Survey (BGS), he will be leaving this coming September.

John leaves BGS in a very strong position, having recently led on the establishment of a new BGS Board and with a strong science leadership team, both internally and with a new Science Advisory Group of external experts.

Professor Duncan Wingham, Executive Chair of NERC, said:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank John for his many years of hard work leading BGS. BGS is well positioned for the future, with a key role to play as a world leading survey. John has played a major role in all its developments, and will leave BGS greatly strengthened.

BGS is one of NERC's six research centres. Founded in 1835, it is the world's longest-established national geological survey and the UK's premier centre for Earth science information and expertise.