Nigel Clifford, Deputy Chair of the Geospatial Commission and former Chief Executive Officer of Ordnance Survey, has been elected as President of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).
At the Society’s Annual General Meeting on Monday 7 June 2021, Mr Clifford will become President for a three-year term. He takes over as the Society’s figurehead and chair of its elected trustees from Baroness Lynda Chalker, long-serving member of the House of Lords and former Foreign Office Minister for Overseas Development and Africa.
A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and Chartered Geographer, Nigel earned his MA in geography from Cambridge University and MBA from the University of Strathclyde. After a leadership career in the public and private sectors, he now works for Marlin Equity Partners, helping European technology companies to thrive.
Commenting on his election, Nigel Clifford said: “I am honoured to be the new President. The future is bright for geography and geographers – with great opportunities to make a unique contribution in established and new fields, contributing to solving globally significant challenges. This makes it an extremely exciting time to be in this post.”
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