Dr Russell Jones is a commercial director with WSP UK Limited with responsibility for the company’s Earth & Environment business unit. He joined WSP in January 2022 as part of its acquisition of Golder Associates, having spent the previous 29 years with Golder, latterly as a senior partner and statutory director of the UK and Ireland companies. Dr Jones is a chartered civil engineer, geotechnical specialist and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Geological Society of London. He has authored more than 80 technical papers on various aspects of slope stability, containment engineering and geosynthetics in peer reviewed journals, symposia and conference proceedings. He is a former president of the International Geosynthetics Society, and former chairman of the IGS UK Chapter.