June 1997 to 30 September 2015: Executive Secretary (Executive Director) of The Geological Society of London (GSL) with a membership of about 12000 and annual turnover of c£6m and responsibility for a permanent staff of 54; delivery of Council’s approved programme of work within budget and to time. Founding member and former Board member and vice-Chair of GeoScienceWorld, a 2004 start up, not-for-profit, on-line electronic aggregate of 35 journals from 22 learned society publishers. Member of British Geological Survey Board (2009 to 2011); of Science Council Board (2007 to 2011 and 2012 – present). Since 1997 I have served as the permanent UK representative to IUGS and I am currently chairing the IUGS new activities strategic implementation committee.
I held senior posts within the British Geological Survey, the Science and Technology Secretariat of the Cabinet Office and the Natural Environment Research Council.