Executive Committee

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President (2020-2024) 
Prof. John Ludden CBE
The Lyell Centre,  
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh 
Edinburgh, EH14 4AP
Tel: +44 (0) 7895 331 504 
Email: J.ludden@hw.ac.uk

Secretary General (2020-2024)
Prof. Dr. Stanley C. Finney
Department of Geological Sciences
California State University, Long Beach, CA 90840
Email: Stan.Finney@csulb.edu

Treasurer (2020-2024) 
Prof. Hiroshi Kitazato, D.Sc.
Department of Earth Sciences, Waseda University

1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjyuku-ku Tokyo 169-8050
Tel: +81 3 5286 1496
Email 1: h.kitazato@kurenai.waseda.jp 
Email 2: kitazatohiroshi2@gmail.com

Past President (2020-2024)
Prof. Qiuming Cheng

Founding Director, State Key Lab of Geological Processes and Mineral Resources,
China University of Geosciences,
29 Xueyuan Rd, Beijing, 100083
388 Lumo Rd, Wuhan, 430074


Tel: +86 10 82322133 (Beijing)

Tel: +86 27 67885096 (Wuhan)

Email: qiuming.cheng@iugs.org


Vice President (2020-2024)

Prof. Daekyo Cheong

Department of Geology, Kangwon National University,
Chuncheon, Kangwon-do 200-701
Tel: 82-33-250-8559 (office)
Tel: 82-10-5371-7559 (mobile)
Email: dkcheong@kangwon.ac.kr

Vice President (2020-2024) 

Prof. Hassina Mouri
Department of Geology, University of Johannesburg,
P.O. Box 524, Auckland Park 2006, 
Kingsway & University (APK campus), Johannesburg
Tel: +27 011 559 4706
Email: hmouri@uj.ac.za

Councillor (2018-2022) 
Silvia Peppoloni

Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia,

via di Vigna Murata 605 - 00143, Rome


Tel: +39 06 51860805

Email: silvia.peppoloni@ingv.it

Councillor (2018-2022)

Dr. Claudia Mora
Dean and Jackson Decanal Chair,

Jackson School of Geosciences,

The University of Texas at Austin,  

1 University Station C1160, Austin TX 78712-0254

Email: claudia.mora@jsg.utexas.edu

Councillor (2020-2024)

Prof. Jennifer McKinley
School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University
Belfast, BT7 1NN
Tel: +44 (0) 28 90 97 3827
Email: j.mckinley@qub.ac.uk

Councillor (2020-2024)

Dr. Ludwig Stroink
Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences,
Head International Affairs- and Project-Office
D-14473 Potsdam
Tel: +49(0) - 331 - 288-1070
Email: stroink@gfz-potsdam.de

Councillor (2022-2026)

Prof. Lola Pereira
Department of Geology
University of Salamanca
37008 Salamanca,

Email: mdp@usal.es

Past Executive Committees

List of IUGS EC Members from 1961 to 2020


International Geological Congress Committee

President IUGS – Prof. Dr. Qiuming Cheng (IGCC Co-Chair)
Email:  qiuming@yorku.ca; qiuming.cheng@iugs.org  

Co-President 36th IGC – Prof. V.P. Dimri (IGCC Co-Chair)  
Email: vpdimri@gmail.com

Co-President 36th IGC – Dr. Dinesh Gupta (IGCC Observer) 
Email: dg.gsi@gov.in


Secretary General 36th IGC – Dr. Rasik Ravindra (IGCC Secretary General) 
Email: rasikravindra@gmail.com; rasikravindra@yahoo.co.in   

Co-President 36th IGC and Secretary General 36th IGC - Dr. Ranjit Rath (IGCC Observer)
Email: dg.gsi@gov.inSecyGen@36igc.orgdr.ranjitrath@gmail.com 

Secretary General 35th IGC – Dr. Greg Botha
Email: gabotha@geoscience.org.za 


Co-President 35th IGC – Prof. Richard Viljoen  
Email: Richard.Viljoen@vmic.co.za 


President 34th IGC – Prof. Neil Williams
Email: williamsgeoscience@grapevine.com.au  


Secretary General IUGS – Prof. Stanley C. Finney
Email: scfinney@csulb.edu 


Treasurer IUGS – Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Kitazato
Email: hkitaz0@kaiyodai.ac.jp; hkitazato@jamstec.go.jp

Nominating Committee

"At each ordinary session of the Council, a Nominating Committee shall be appointed consisting of seven members, not more than three of whom, including the Past President, shall be members of the concurrent Executive Committee. The Chairman of the Committee shall be appointed by the Council. The Nominating Committee shall prepare a list of candidates as office bearers for election at the succeeding ordinary session of the Council." (Article 36, IUGS Statutes). Elected by the 4th Ordinary Session of the IUGS/IGC Council meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, September 2016 (Amended):

Chair: Prof. Qiuming Cheng (China) 

NC Members: Anna Nguno (Namibia), Jorge Gomez Tapias (Colombia), Jose Pedro Calvo Sorando (Spain), Kristine Asch (Germany), Suzanne Mahlburg Kay (USA), Tatiana Tolmacheva (Russia)

Publications Committee

The Committee for Publications shall review the publication policy of the Union and of its Commissions giving particular attention to the IUGS journal Episodes; shall examine all applications to the Executive Committee for funds involving publication, and advise on publication standards, methods and techniques in the presentation of geological results. (§40, IUGS Statutes).

Chair: Prof. Dr. Dolores Pereira
Department of Geology
Plaza De La Merced s/n, Salamanca, Spain
Email: mdp@usal.es 



Prof. Dr. Stanley C. Finney
IUGS Executive Committee Member
Department of Geological Sciences
California State University, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA
Email: scfinney@csulb.edu

Prof. Dr. Jin-Yong Lee
Editor of Episodes 
Department of Geology, Kangwon National University
Chuncheon 24341, Republic of Korea
Tel: +82-33-250-8551
Tel: +82-33-259-5668
Mobile: +82-10-5157-5758 
Email: hydrolee@kangwon.ac.kr
Email: episodes.j.me@gmail.com


Dr. Giuseppe Di Capua
IUGS Webmaster
Instituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia
via di Vigna Murata 605, 00143, Rome, Italy
Email: giuseppe.dicapua@ingv.it 


Dr. Gurmeet Kaur
IUGS Social Media Manager
Center of Advanced Study in Geology, Panjab University
Chandigarh, India

Email: gurmeet28374@gmail.com


Finance Committee

"The Finance Committee ... plan(s) for the finances of the Union, evaluate(s) proposals for the independent auditing of the Union for Council, and advise(s) the Executive Committee on the management of funds and improving the funding of the Union. … Its primary roles are to identify external financial opportunities for the IUGS and to propose to the Executive Committee ways to improve IUGS financial operations, including (i) the allocation of funds in relation to the strategic priorities and missions adopted by the Executive Committee; and (ii) overseeing the conduct of an independent external audit of IUGS finances…” (IUGS Statutes and Bylaws, 2012).

Members: (photo: left to right): William Cavazza (IUGS Vice-President), Edmund Nickless (IUGS Councillor, formerly Executive Secretary, Geological Society of London), Jack Hess (President, Geological Society of America Foundation, formerly GSA Executive Director), Andy Fleet (Chair and Trustee, Dorset County Museum, formerly Assistant Director of Science, Natural History Museum, London)

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Strategic Implementation Committee

Chair: Edmund Nickless
Former Executive Secretary, Geological Society of London
London, United Kingdom
Email: edmund@geolsoc.org.uk 

Core Group Members:


Saleem Ali
Director of the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining at the University of Queensland

Email: s.aku3@uq.edu.au

Ray Durrheim
Senior Lecturer, University of Witwatersrand

South Africa
Email: raymond.durrheim@wits.ac.za 

Damien Giurco
Research Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology

Sydney, Australia
Email: damine.giurco@uts.edu.au 


Pat Leahy 
Former Executive Director, American Geosciences Institute
Alexandria, West Virginia, USA
Email: pleahy@agiweb.org 

Fabio Masotti
Director, Mineral Exploration, Vale

Email: fabio.masotti@vale.com  

Larry Meinert
Program Coordinator, Mineral Resources Program, USGS
Reston, Virgnia, USA
Email: lmeinert@usgs.gov  

Roland Oberhaensli
Professor of Mineralogy, University of Potsdam
Email: r.oberhaensli@geo.uni-potsdam.de  

John Thompson 
Chair, RFG2018 Steering Committee
Vancouver, Canada
Email: jfhthompson@gmail.com 

Anjian Wang
Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences 
Email: ajwang@cags.ac.cn 

Neil Williams
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Wollongong
NSW 2522, Australia
Email: williamsgeoscience@grapevine.com.au


Ad hoc Review Committees

Each committee (ARC) consists of a maximum of five persons, including up to two members from the Executive Committee. The external experts are eminent geoscientists in the field covered by the IUGS body that is to be reviewed. Hence, every ARC has a different composition of members.


International Science Council


The IUGS is a member of the International Science Council (ISC). The ISC is a non-governmental organization with a unique global membership that brings together 40 international scientific Unions and Associations and over 140 national and regional scientific organizations including Academies and Research Councils. The ISC was created in 2018 as the result of a merger between the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC). It is the only international non-governmental organization bringing together the natural and social sciences and the largest global science organization of its type.


Permanent Secretariat

Director of IUGS Secretariat: Mr. Ma Yongzheng
26 Baiwanzhuang Road, Xicheng District, Beijing 100037, China
Tel: +86-10-5858-4808

Tel: +86-10-6831-0893
Fax: +86-10-6831-0893
Mobile: +86-13901183838
Email: secretariat@iugs.org




IUGS Quarterly Scientific Journal 


Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Jin-Yong Lee
Department of Geology, Kangwon National University
Chuncheon 24341, Republic of Korea
Tel: +82-33-250-8551

Tel: +82-33-259-5668
Mobile: +82-10-5157-5758 
Email: hydrolee@kangwon.ac.kr
Email: episodes.j.me@gmail.com