President - James Ball
James Ball is a 3rd year undergraduate student and President of the SEG student chapter at the University of Leeds for the 2018/19 academic year. As a Laidlaw scholar, he conducts research on gold from the Leadhills of Scotland, driven by his involvement in the society.
By attending nearly all SEG trips during his time at Leeds and acting as Vice-President for the chapter last year, he has come to know the chapter well. Presenting a poster at AME Roundup, Vancouver in January 2018 was a highlight of his chapter membership.
In the coming academic year, his goals for the chapter are:
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Vice President - Jack Thornton
Jack Thornton is a 4th year undergraduate student and Vice President of the University of Leeds SEG chapter. In the 2016/17 academic year, Jack served as Treasurer for this chapter and has been involved with the society since his first year, attending the majority of the trips and talks hosted. During the 2017/18 academic year, Jack completed a work placement as part of the Year in Industry program at New Boliden Tara Mines in Ireland, Europe’s largest lead and zinc mine. During this placement he worked as both a mine and exploration geologist. In April 2018 Jack attended the SEG student field trip to Ghana, visiting gold deposits hosted in the Birmian and Tarkwaian.
As Vice President, Jack hopes to contribute to providing high quality talks and trips for chapter members. He will also look into organising a multi day trip with possible collaboration with other chapters. Finally he will use his skills and experience gained from his work placement to help improve the chapter’s links with the industry.
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Secretary - Bogomil Georgiev
Treasurer - Mawgan Naylor
Executive Committee Member - Kirsty Faure
Kirsty Faure is a second year Geological Science student at the University of Leeds. She is a Laidlaw Scholar, researching the chemical properties of a rare type of gold present in the Southern Uplands, Scotland.
Kirsty was first interested in the society after she attended the SEG trip to Alderley Edge, during her first year at university. This encouraged her to study the Gold and Precious Metals module as part of her degree.
Previously, she completed work experience at a large international mineral exploration company, inspiring her to pursue this pathway of geology during her studies. She wishes to pursue a career in the geological resources exploration sector.
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Academic Advisor - Rob Chapman
Rob Chapman is the academic advisor for the Leeds student chapter. He has been invited to serve on the SEG Student Affairs Committee, which administers support to the 75 student chapters worldwide. Rob appeared on Discovery Channel’s daily planet on Jan 19, 2014. Discovery Channel have recently released their first scripted drama (‘Klondike’) which traces the fortunes of characters in the Klondike Gold Rush of 1987, and Rob provided the scientific background to the programme, discussing the origin of the gold and explaining how this influenced the mining techniques employed.
Industry Advisor - Dr. Sandy Archibald
Dr. Sandy Archibald of Aurum Exploration is the chapter’s Industrial Advisor. Sandy gained a PhD in Economic Geology from McGill University, and has subsequently worked on a wide range of mineral commodities across the Americas, Europe and Africa. He is a former Chairman of the Irish Association of Economic Geologists, and has recently moved to Canada to establish a new office for Aurum Exploration.