Council

Aims to:

  • Ensure implementation of Strategic Plan
  • Maintain and develop key relationships
  • Act as ambassadors for the Society
  • Ensure budgets and targets set by the Board are met
  • Promote the development of the Society
  • Ensure the Scientific credibility of the Society

Prof Sacha Mooney

Ordinary Council Member

Dr Tom Aspray

Ordinary Council Member

Mrs Anna Becvar

Ordinary Council Member
Anna Becvar (BSc (Hons), MI Soil Sci, C Sci, MBPR (FACTS)), is a Chartered Soil Scientist . Anna works on planning, permitting, developing soils and an extensive array of waste material recovery, recycling, and product development activities for the anaerobic digestion industry. She also carries out on farm soil management work and participates in Government research projects, and knowledge exhange.

Prof David Hopkins

Ordinary Council Member

Dr Bruce Lascelles

Ordinary Council Member
Bruce is the Past Chair of the Institute of Professional Soil Scientists and a Trustee of the British Society of Soil Science. Bruce has a background in Soil Science and Forestry and undertook a PhD investigating the development of soils in North Wales over the Holocene in relation to environmental change and human impacts. After completing a Post Doctoral research project at the University of Leicester looking at the mechanisms of rill formation Bruce moved into consultancy and has developed significant expertise in habitat creation, restoration and translocation (and was a co-author of the CIRIA Habitat translocation – a best practice guide), and in the design of appropriate soil handling methodologies. This has included work on a wide range of habitats, including lowland raised bogs, blanket bog, heathland, marshy and chalk grassland and river systems. Bruce is currently the UK Business Director for Environment at Hyder Consulting and continues to manage and deliver environmental assessment projects focusing on soil, biodiversity, hydrological and geomorphological issues in relation to a wide range of projects. Bruce is committed to delivering expert technical solutions to enable clients to achieve their objectives in a sustainable manner and has a proven track record of working closely with clients and gaining their trust and of undertaking stakeholder consultation. Bruce is passionate about promoting the importance and wider understanding of soils. Bruce is also a member of the Canal & River Trust Environmental Advisory Panel and CIWEM Natural Capital Network Steering Group, and sits on the Cranfield University Environment Industry Advisory Panel.

Prof Wilfred Otten

Ordinary Council Member

Mr Nigel Titchen

Ordinary Council Member

Dr Martin Blackwell

Ordinary Council Member

Mr Daniel Evans

Ordinary Council Member

Mrs Leila Froud

Ordinary Council Member

Prof Michael Goss

Ordinary Council Member

Dr Jack Hannam

Ordinary Council Member

Prof Margaret Oliver

Ordinary Council Member

Dr Eleanor Reed

Ordinary Council Member
I am a member of Wardell Armstrong’s Soils and Peat team, I have significant experience in soil and peat science, in particular soil carbon, nutrient cycling and soil quality.

Mr Ian Rugg

Ordinary Council Member

Dr Sami Ullah

Ordinary Council Member