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== Chapter 11 New beginnings ==
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[[File:P994303.jpg|thumbnail|P J Cook, Director from 1990 to 1998. Peter Cook was born on 15 October 1938. He graduated from Durham with a BSc, later a DSc; he took a MSc at the Australian National University and A PhD at Colorado. He joined the Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, in 1961, leaving in 1976 to take up a post as senior research fellow in the Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, until 1982. He returned to the Bureau of Mineral Resources in 1982 and served as a Chief of Division and Chief Research Scientist. In 1989 he took a year out as a professor at the Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg. He was awarded the CBE in 1996. Plate 5]]
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[[File:P994295.jpg|thumbnail|The organisation implemented on 1 January 1991, following Price Waterhouse. The nomenclature was changed, and matrixmanagement was replaced by a hierarchical management system. The NERC had agreed to reinstate one of the lost Grade 5 posts for the head of Marketing, but the Grade 6 management posts in the Land Survey were reduced from eight to six. The Coastal Geology Group was founded. Many changes took place before the next management restructuring. In 1992 T J Charsley became head of North-eastern England and Midlands; M K Lee took overRegional Geophysics; D J Kerridge became head of Geomagnetism; D Slater became head of Minerals; J D Baldock became head of Geochemistry; D J Morgan becamehead of Mineralogy and Petrology; D R C Grey took over Hydrogeology; and R B Evans took over Asia. B Stephenson became head of Marketing, and D C Ovadia wasappointed to head Information Systems. By June 1993 there were five other management changes: R A B Bazley headed Northern Ireland; R Shepherd-Thorn headed Eastern England; G P Riddler headed Minerals; A Dobinson headed Information Services; and C A Green was head of Publications and Reprographic Services. Figure 7 (from Office Notice ON/31/90) ]]
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[[File:P994296.jpg|thumbnail|The organisational structure on 1 August 1994, following a partial reorganisation on 1 April 1994 which had reduced the Land Survey management posts from six to five, with a consequent redefinition of the boundaries. R W Gallois was temporarily head of Southern and Eastern England, before I R Basham was appointed. Other changes, after August 1994, were: D M McCann became head of Fluid Processes; M G Culshaw headed Engineering Geology and Geophysics in1995; in 1996 D C Booth took over Global Seismology and I N Gale Hydrogeology. Figure 8 (from Office Notice ON/20/94)]]
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= Chapter 11 New beginnings =
  
 
The appointment of the first BGS Programme Board in 1989 heralded a new beginning for the Survey. Its arrival coincided with the start of a period of financial stability, to which the Programme Board contributed by steering through, successfully, the bid for the second PES award (see Chapter 6), to start in April 1990. Perhaps more important than this, the Programme Board brought to the BGS the discipline of short and long-term planning within sensible budgetary limits for its Science-Budget-funded work and a relatively stable Core Programme.
 
The appointment of the first BGS Programme Board in 1989 heralded a new beginning for the Survey. Its arrival coincided with the start of a period of financial stability, to which the Programme Board contributed by steering through, successfully, the bid for the second PES award (see Chapter 6), to start in April 1990. Perhaps more important than this, the Programme Board brought to the BGS the discipline of short and long-term planning within sensible budgetary limits for its Science-Budget-funded work and a relatively stable Core Programme.

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