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December 1, 2021

Paul McMann is the Chair of the British Drilling Association Training and Education Committee and the Association’s Vice Chair.

Paul Graduated from Liverpool St John Moore’s in 2004, with a BSc (Hons) in Geology and started in the ground investigation industry in 2004, as a Geologist at Soil Mechanics and then moved to Fugro in 2012. Paul now works for Dunelm Geotechnical and Environmental Limited, as UK and Overseas Operations Director.  Paul has fulfilled various roles throughout his career, from assistant geologist, to senior management roles on geotechnical land and marine projects worldwide. In his current role Paul is growing the company’s portfolio, while maintaining operational excellence and quality.

Paul has been an active member in multiple British Drilling Association (BDA) committees since 2014. He currently chairs the Training and Education Committee and has been appointed as the Vice Chair of the Association.  Paul has been active in developing industry qualifications and guidance documents, with the aim to improve the standards across the industry.

Paul has a passion for people development and ensuring that the drilling industry continues to develop and attract people into the sector, this can been seen with work performed for the BDA Apprenticeship Scheme.

Paul is concerned that the appeal of a career in the industry might not meet the desires of future generations and it is essential that digital developments continue to evolve, along with the efforts to ensure effective working practice to assist in creating a more sustainable world.  There needs to be clear development and progression routes signposted from the onset of employment so career development pathways are evident to attract people to start a career in the industry.

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