NERC-BAS Operations and Safety Assurance and Advisory Group (NBOSAAG)



The NBOSAAG group was set up in early 2016 to:

  • provide the NERC Executive Chair with independent advice and assurance on Antarctic operations and safety
  • provide the NERC-owned British Antarctic Survey (BAS) with independent advice and support on Antarctic operations and safety matters.

The group meet four times a year and provide a variety of reports to NERC, BAS and UK Research and Innovation.


  • Paul Hayden, Company Director, Resolve Network (chair)
  • David Hancock, Construction Director, Infrastructure and Projects Authority, Cabinet Office
  • Jonathan West, Director, Gauntlet Consulting Ltd
  • Nick Folland, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Marks and Spencer

We publish a register of declared interests for council members. See the conflict of interest register for 2023 to 2024.

Last updated: 12 April 2024

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