Iain Stewart is the El Hassan bin Talal Research Chair in Sustainability at the Royal Scientific Society (Amman, Jordan), Visiting Professor in Environmental Studies at Ashoka University, India, and Professor of Geoscience Communication at the University of Plymouth. Iain’s long-standing research interests are in natural hazards, sustainable geoscience, and earth science communication. His geo-communication work has built on a 15 year partnership with BBC television presenting geoscience programmes (notably ‘Earth: The Power of the Planet’, ‘Earth: The Climate Wars’, ‘How Earth Made Us’, ‘How To Grow A Planet’, ‘The Rise of the Continents’ and ‘Planet Oil) and recently he was academic advisor on the BBC’s acclaimed landmark series ‘Severn Worlds, One Planet’. Awarded an MBE for his services to geography and geology education, he currently holds a UNESCO Chair in Geoscience and Society.
Cam McCuaig is head of Geoscience Excellence at BHP Technical Centre of Excellence. Cam received his Honours degree in Geology and Energy and Fuel Science from Lakehead University in 1988, and his PhD in Geology from the University of Saskatchewan in 1996. In the subsequent employment with the international firm SRK Consulting, Cam rose to the position of Director in the Australasian practice. Cam’s experience spans 6 continents and numerous commodities in geological terranes ranging from mid-Archaean to Eocene in age. In August 2005, Cam left SRK to take up the Directorship of the CET and was in this position for 11 years before moving to BHP.
Neil Evans has worked as a geoscientist for BHP Petroleum for over 24 years and is currently the Practice Lead for Exploration Excellence based in Houston. Over the years he has worked across BHP’s global portfolio leading exploration programs and drilling over 50 exploratory wells. He has held several managerial positions including the Head of South East Asia Exploration and more recently the Head of Gulf of Mexico Exploration. Neil has a bachelor’s degree in Geology from Imperial College London and a PhD in Structural Geology from the University of Leeds in the UK. Neil is passionate about promoting the important role geoscience plays in the stewardship of the planet and its people.