Prof. John Ludden
- British Geological Survey
Executive Director at the BGS since 2006, John Ludden has held numerous science direction and management posts. He was Director of the Earth Sciences Division at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and also served as Director of Research for the CNRS in Nancy, France, where he also taught at the French National School of Geology (ENSG-Nancy). Prior to this, Professor Ludden worked at the University of Montreal, Columbia University and with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the USA. He holds a doctorate in Igneous Petrology from the University of Manchester, UK. Professor Ludden is a visiting professor at Oxford and Leicester universities and a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is a past president of the European Geosciences Union and also EuroGeosurveys. Further information can be viewed here.