BAS Management team

The Business Management Team is responsible for corporate and operational decision-making.  Members advise and support the Director and helps provide the overall leadership, direction and management of the Survey to achieve its mission.

BAS Business Management Team meeting
BAS Business Management Team meeting

Terms of Reference

  • Develop, update and communicate BAS strategy to ensure effective development of BAS into the future
  • Ensure strategies are in place for world class, high quality science with maximum impact
  • Develop strategies to ensure that operations, infrastructure, facilities, collaboration and capabilities can deliver the BAS mission
  • Encourage and facilitate appropriate business links for the commercial exploitation of BAS research and technical innovation
  • Ensure the proper management of BAS and its finances, in a manner that is open, provides value for money and ensures a sustainable future
  • Foster and develop a skilled and adaptable workforce that can meet future challenges
  • Ensure that BAS operates in a safe & healthy manner and with the minimum-practicable environmental impact
  • Ensure that BAS communicates its work and engages with the wider scientific community, decision-makers, and the general public

Beatrix Schlarb-Ridley

Director of Innovations and Impact


David Vaughan

Director of Science


Simon Garrod

Director of BAS Operations


Linda Capper

Head of Communications


Mags Clark

Head of Finance


Julie Leland

Executive Support Team Manager


Steven Marshall

Head of Governance, Risk and Assurance


Paul Beard

Chief Information Officer


Dominic Hodgson

Senior Sediment Scientist IMP 3


Michael Rose

Head of Science Engineering


John Eager

Head of Polar Operations

NEWS STORY: 2nd award for BAS manager

5 February, 2015

Long serving BAS manager awarded second honour Mike Pinnock, one of the British Antarctic Survey’s longest serving managers, has been awarded a Second Clasp by HM The Queen. The Second …

NEWS STORY: BAS’ new Director appointed

21 March, 2013

Professor Jane Francis has been appointed as the new Director of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) Chief Executive of the Natural Environment Research Council, Duncan Wingham said, “I am delighted …

NEWS STORY: Consultation on merger proposal

11 September, 2012

NERC consultation on proposal to merge BAS and National Oceanography Centre (NOC) The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is undertaking a consultation exercise on a proposal to merge two of …

NEWS STORY: Merger plans for centres

7 June, 2012

Governing body considers combined management of polar and marine science The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is considering a merger of the scientific and logistics management of marine and polar …