EuroGPR officers list

Alan Jones

Alan Jones

Chairperson

Following a short career at sea after qualifying as a Radio Officer for the Merchant Navy in 1983; Alan spent several years in Electronics & computer retailing with a major UK/US company before returning to a more technical side of life on joining the fast growing industry of Utility Detection & Mapping with his appointment at Adien Ltd in 2001. Since Adien’s acquisition by PipeHawk Plc in 2003 Alan has worked in several countries across Europe & the Middle East and been involved with a number of UK & European Industry led initiatives including: Mapping The Underworld, Vista and WATERPIPE, as well as working alongside the UK Construction Industry College in the formation of the nationally recognised NVQ/SVQ qualification for the Management & Supervision of Spatial Data. His wealth of knowledge and experience in the planning, operation, & technical issues surrounding the use of Electromagnetic & Ground Probing Radar systems in the detection & location of buried utilities infrastructure is now being applied to the creation of new products and services for the Streetworks industry and the formation of a standardised training programme for GPR use in Europe, for EuroGPR.

Alan previously served as the Association’s Training Officer from 2008 to 2017.

First appointed - 11th December 2017

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NFP Business Services

Events and General Management

The association's meetings and events are now managed by Not-For-Profit Business Services (NFPBS).  Our contact there is Mervyn Pilley.

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Louise Randell

Financial and Membership Accounts Administrator

Louise is our financial and membership accounts administrator and should be the first point of contact regarding payments and general membership queries.

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Sam Roberts

Standards and TSA Liaison Officer

Sam graduated from Durham University in 1998 with a BSc in Archaeology, and worked in the north-east of England in a range of roles including academic research and field excavation, before developing a specialism in archaeological geophysics. In 2006 Sam moved to Leeds to take up a position as geophysicist with Met Consultancy Group, broadening his skillset to include environmental and engineering geophysical survey, and particularly the application of GPR to these areas. He now acts as Director for the Geophysics and Utility Mapping division.

His career path through research, cultural heritage and the survey industry has had at its core a love of geoscience and the contribution it can bring to understanding the landscape and our place in it, both in the present and the past. he is passionate about education and improving standards in his industry. He believes it is vital to disseminate knowledge and communicate a better understanding of the technology at our disposal, and how it can be used to provide more effective solutions to the challenges posed by our environment.

 

Sam previously served as the TSA Liaison Officer.

First appointed - 21st November 2014, re-elected October 2016

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TBC

Training Officer

We are currently in the process of appointing a new training officer, if you are employed by a member organisation and would like to be considered for this role, please contact our secretary.  If you would like to speak to someone regarding training, the previous training officer (Alan Jones) will still respond on the email below. 

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Adam Cook

Web Content Officer

Adam completed his degree in Geological Oceanography from the University of Wales, Bangor in 2000. Since graduating he has gained 9 years experience in geophysical surveys of the built. He has worked extensively in the UK and Ireland and has also been involved in projects in mainland Europe and Africa. He has particular interest in GPR surveys of pavements at traffic speed as well as integration of GPR systems with other pavement evaluation devices and data. Adam joined TRL (Transport Research Laboratory) in 2008 to expand and develop their Ground Penetrating Radar capabilities. Part of his role is to provide advice to the UK Highways Agency regarding ongoing monitoring and maintenance of GPR data quality.

Adam previously served as the Association’s Treasurer from 2008 to 2014 and the chairperson from 2014 to 2017.

First appointed - 11th December 2017

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Martin Roseveare

Martin Roseveare

Liaison with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (Standards & Training)

Martin specialised (MSc) in geophysical prospection for shallow applications at the University of Bradford in 1997 and has worked in commercial geophysics since then. He was elected a Fellow of the Geological Society of London in 2009 and is now working towards achieving CSci. He is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Archaeologists and a member of the Near Surface division of the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers. He serves on the EuroGPR and CIfA GeoSIG committees and has served on the scientific committees of the 10th and 11th Archaeological Prospection conferences, has reviewed papers for the EAGE Near Surface conference, was a technical reviewer of the Irish NRA geophysical guidance and is also a founding member of the ISSGAP soils group. Martin is also a former tutor for archaeological geophysics at Birkbeck College, London. Professional interests include the application of geophysics to agriculture and the environment, e.g. groundwater and geohazards. He is also a software writer and equipment integrator with significant experience of embedded systems.

First appointed - 16th January 2014

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TBC

Librarian

The association is currently working to appoint a new librarian and we hope to announce this new member of the committee very soon.  In the meantime, you can email the librarian regarding our bibliography but please be aware that a response will not be received until the new committee member has been appointed.

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