Society personnel

Each year vacancies arise on Council and on other Society committees. Members and Fellows are encouraged to contribute to the running of the Society by volunteering to serve in some capacity. Job descriptions for all positions on Council (Society trustees) are given here. Contact Kevin Murphy any time for information about how best you can serve your Society.

Click here to download a Council Nomination form.

Click here for a list of job descriptions for all roles on Council.

Council and other committees

Council consists of the Officers, the Ordinary Members of Council and the chairs of the Special Interest Groups (or their representatives). The numbers in parentheses indicate the final year of office.


President: J. Lloyd (22) (e-mail)
Secretary: J. Horák (22) (e-mail)
Treasurer: J. Harvey (24) (e-mail)
Publications Manager:  R.J. Bowell (25) (e-mail)
PRO: J. Byrne (26) (e-mail)
Principal Editor, Mineralogical Magazine: R. Mitchell (21) (e-mail)
Principal Editor, Mineralogical Magazine: S. Mills (21) (e-mail)
Principal Editor, Clay Minerals: G. Christidis (22) (e-mail)

Elements Representative: M.E. Hodson (e-mail)

Ordinary members of council

M. Smith (21) (e-mail)
J. Darling (22) (e-mail)
F. Cooper (22) (e-mail)
M. Rumsey (23) (e-mail)
N. Gray-Wannell (23) (e-mail)
R. Taylor (23) (e-mail)


D. Wray (22) (e-mail)
M. Widdowson (21) (e-mail)

Custodian Trustees

J. Bowles (21) (e-mail)
D. Wray (23) (e-mail)
M. Widdowson (23) (e-mail)

Awards committee

Chair: N. Moles (22) (e-mail)

AMG – E. Deady (e-mail)
CMG – A. Neumann e-mail
EMG –  L. Newsome (e-mail)
GG – C. Pearce (e-mail)
GMBN – K. Olsson-Francis (email)
MPG – A. Thomson (e-mail)
MSG – C. Mottram (e-mail)

VMSG – S. Gibson (e-mail)

Special Interest Groups


Applied Mineralogy Group

Chair: E. Deady e-mail
Treasurer: R. Shaw e-mail
Student representative: Christian Bishop, Tim Webster
Members: J.Bowles e-mail, W. Brownscombe e-mail, T. Edwards e-mail, A. Lacinska, e-mail, J. MacDonald e-mail, M. Tyrer, email, H. Hughes e-mail; A. Finch e-mail; J. Faithfull e-mail


Clay Minerals Group

Chair: A. Neumann e-mail; web
Secretary: H. Pendlowski e-mailweb
Treasurer: F. Clegg  e-mailweb

Editor of Clay Minerals:  G.E. Christidis e-mailweb
Members: C. Greenwell e-mail; web, S. Hillier e-mailweb,  B. Sarkar e-mail; web, N. Skipper e-mailweb, K. Taylor e-mailweb, D. Wray e-mailweb, K. Shafran e-mail; web; S.J. Kemp e-mailweb, M. Baker e-mail; web

Environmental Mineralogy Group

Chair: Laura Newsome e-mail
Secretary: R. Courtney  e-mail;
Treasurer: Stephen Parry e-mail
Student representative:
Communications Officer: James Byrne e-mail;
Early Career Representative: Jay Bullen e-mail
Industrial representative: Liam Abrahamsen e-mail
Members:   L. Townsend e-mail, E. Kirat e-mail, S. King

Geochemistry Group

Chair: Marc-Alban Millet (24) e-mail
Secretary: W. Fraser (27) e-mail
Treasurer: J. Barling (27) email
Communications Officer: G. Inglis (24) e-mail
EDI Rep: M. Laure-Bagard (23) e-mail
Student representative: S. Slater e-mail (24)
Members: P. Clay (23) e-mail, A. Burke (22) e-mail, P. Savage (22) email, H. Williams (24) e-mail, H. Bradbury (24) e-mail, D. Wilson (24) email
Co-opted: J. Crumpton-Banks (24) e-mail

Geomicrobiology Network

Chair: Karen Olsson-Francis email
Secretary: Laura Kelly email
Treasurer: Andy Mitchell e-mail
Post-doctoral representative and communications officer: S. Nixon email
Post-graduate student representative: Valerio Cappado e-mail
Social Media: Dr Mario Tubes Rodrigo
Members: S. Nixon e-mail; T. Clarke e-mail; G. Gadd e-mail;  P. Humphreys e-mail, H. Sass e-mail; J. Small email ; web, Jon Telling e-mail, Karen Cameron e-mail

Metamorphic Studies Group

Chair:  C. Mottram e-mail
Secretary: O. Weller e-mail
Treasurer: Barbara Kunz e-mail
Members: Richard White e-mail; Anna Bird e-mail; Simon Cuthbert e-mail; Philip Gopon e-mail; Nick Roberts e-mail; Richard Palin e-mail; Caroline Lotout e-mail, Ralf Halama e-mail
EDI Officer: Anna Bidgood e-mail
Field-trip rep: Thomas Lamont e-mail
International Representative: Ines Pereira e-mail
Post-grad rep, webmaster and Social Media: Sophie Miocevic e-mail

Mineral Physics Group

Chair: A. Thomson e-mailweb
Treasurer: S. Stackhouse e-mail; web
Members: Oliver Lord e-mail; web, Ana Fereira e-mail, web; Emilie Ringe e-mail, web; Eleanor Jennings e-mailweb; Claire Nichols e-mail; web

Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group

Chair: T. Mather e-mail
Secretary: J. Kavanagh e-mail
Treasurer: S. Mikhail e-mail
Student Rep: E. Watts e-mail
Website: J. Hickey e-mail
ECR Rep: C. Harnett e-mail
Social Media
: E. Carter e-mail
Newsletter: A. Naismith e-mail
Outreach and Public Engagement: L. Mani e-mail
Fieldtrips: P. Rowley e-mail
Awards and Bursaries: N. Gardner e-mail
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: J. Scarlett e-mail