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Geography and Environmental Science

External Advisory Board

The External Advisory Board plays a vital role in helping the School of Geography and Environmental Science (Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences) to fulfil its ambitions in education, research and enterprise, and deliver excellence and impact across these activities. The Board comprises of individuals external to the University with relevant and complementary expertise, experience and networks. The Board is jointly chaired by the Head of School and a long serving member of the advisory board. The key aims of the Advisory Board are to:

1. Provide advice and strategic guidance to the leadership of SoGES.
2. Contribute to the ongoing development of strategy for SoGES within the University of Southampton.
3. Provide advice to ensure that our research, enterprise and outreach activity has the greatest possible impact on industry, government and society.
4. Provide advice to ensure that our students have relevant training, are highly skilled and thus highly employable.


Member Background
Emma Burlow Circular Business models and sustainability. Resource Futures
Ian Coady Geospatial advisor DFID & Govt Geography Profession
Rita Gardner Geospatial advisor DFID & Govt Geography Profession
Anjana Khatwa

Links with business & heritage sectors

National Diversity award finalist

John Latham UNFAO: geospatial programmes on food and natural resources
Vanessa Lawrence

Senior business leader

Ex-CEO Ordnance Survey

Andrew May Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)
Sue Nottingham Testbourne School
India Owens Ex-Geography student President (currently PGCE: UoS)
Mike Rushworth Ex-CEO Vitacress
Mark Stileman Ordnance survey collaborations manager
Katherine Vincent International development, including gender work
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