John Midgley

Boardroom apprentice

IPSA is a member of the Boardroom Apprenticeship Programme which aims to help those who would like to serve on a public or third sector board to learn and gain experience.

Our Boardroom Apprentice is John Midgley. He started his 12-month term on 2 January 2024. John will attend all Board meetings and have the opportunity to attend sub-committee meetings. He will also undertake project work and attend eight Department for Levelling Up, Housing, and Communities learning days.

John practises a portfolio career as a consultant professional geoscientist and engineer and is a Chartered Geologist, Chartered Scientist, Chartered Environmentalist, and Interim Chartered Engineer. He holds five degrees in arts and sciences and is currently studying for a master’s degree in Sustainability Leadership.

John has lived and worked in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the Caucasus working on hydrocarbon exploration in remote locations, and since 2008 has worked exclusively on carbon capture and storage.

In the past decade, he has been employed as Technical Manager at the British Geological Survey and represents the UK as a carbon storage technical expert on committees, drafting and managing international standards.

He has also served in the Army Reserve and has worked as a butcher, TV extra, and delivery driver, and trained as both a fireman and first responder. He brings a wide range of experience and practical knowledge to the Board.

NameJohn Midgley
Financial interests*None
Directorships and shareholdings**Director, Energy Geoscience Ltd
Investment property***None
Public appointmentsNone
Charities and non-public organisationsNone
Any other relevant interestsPro bono work for British Standards Institute (BSI) and International Standards Organisation (ISO) on Carbon Capture and Storage. Associate of Deep Isolation, Inc.
Relevant interests of spouse, partner, or close family memberNone
Date3 April 2024

I, John Midgley, confirm that the information that I have given is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, true and complete. I confirm that I understand the purpose of the form and the reasons for the collection of my personal data and that I agree to my personal data being used as stated.

*This includes interests held by a board member that are directly relevant to his/her position within IPSA. It is not a list of all financial interests including all investments or loans held by a board member. It indicates where financial interests are held in a blind trust held independently from the owner so that a board member is shielded from involvement in their management.
**Shareholdings are not listed where they are de minimis in nature.
***In line with the Registers of Interest in the Houses of Parliament, property owned and/or occupied by board members for their own use is not included in the list.