New President for 2019 plus other changes to Board and Council

7th January 2019
Professor Sacha Mooney (BSSS President)

Professor Sacha Mooney (Professor in Soil Physics & Head of Division of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science) became President of the Society on 1st January 2019 taking over from Professor Wilfred Otten (Professor of Soil Biophysics, Cranfield University). Professor Liz Baggs stands down from Board and Council after six years of service and Dr Bruce Lascelles (Business Director - Environmental Planning at Arcadis) joins the Board as Incoming President. Bruce is also the Chair of the World Congress Working Group.

Within the Professional Practice Committee there have also been some changes. Dr Tom Aspray (Heriot Watt University) takes over as the Chair of the Committee from Anna Becvar (Earthcare Technical) effective 1st January 2019. Dr Paul Newell Price stands down from the Committee after also serving six years as part of Board and Council with Dr Mike Palmer (Director Land Research Associates) joining the Committee (plus Board and Council) as Incoming PPC Chair.

Dr Jenny Jones has stood down as Chair of the Northern Soils Network effective 31st December 2018 and as yet there is noone to replace Jenny in her role. If you are interested then please contact Ian Brown, Executive Officer.