Several of the documents referred to in this section are provided in the Other Resources section of the Library page on this website.

PERC’s organisation structure is defined in the PERC Statutes, which were originally adopted in 2015, and last amended in October 2022.  The Statutes specify PERC’s Terms of Reference, together with details of PERC’s Governance and Structure; Meetings, Financial Matters, Trustees and Language.

PERC membership is open to relevant professional bodies and representatives from significant mineral industry sectors in European countries.

Currently PERC members include four representatives from each of the six parent organisations, together with individual co-opted representatives representing different interests and sectors of the minerals industry.

In March 2022, PERC adopted a standard procedure for assessing applications by organisations to join PERC, together with the procedures used for assessing applications to be added to the PERC list of Recognised Professional Organisations. The relevant Policy document and accompanying RPO checklist are provided in the Other Resources section of the library.

Participating Organisations


European Federation of Geologists (EFG) Christian Masurenko
Pim Demecheleer
Brenda Lothion
Jari Juurela
Fennoscandian Association for Metals and Minerals Professionals (FAMMP) Kristin Hestnes
Gunnar Agmalm
Janne Hokka
Anita Hall
Geological Society of London (GSL) Jim Coppard
Mark Howson
Simon Dominy
Belinda van Lente
Institute of Geologists of Ireland (IGI) Emma Brosnan
Ian Farrelly
Ed Sides
Job Langbroek
Iberian Mining Engineers Board (IMEB) Juan Leon Coullaut
Jesús Montero
Antonio Maldonado Castillo
Pedro de Andrés
Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (IOM3) Andrew Birtles
Andrew Carter
Fiona Cessford
Liz de Klerk
Co-opted members Mark Burnett
Marco Cosi
David Dingemans
Johann Gotsis
Owen Herod
Markku Iljina
Manuel Martinez Pelayo
Michael Neumann
Bernd Schürmann
Robert Palmer


For statutory purposes PERC is represented by at least three Trustees who take formal responsibility for the actions of PERC. The Trustees collectively are the sole governing body of PERC. The day to day administration of PERC is undertaken by the Executive.

Trustees Ruth Allington
Kerstin Brinnen
John Clifford
Gordon Riddler

PERC Executive

The PERC Executive consists of the following officers: Chairperson; Deputy Chairperson; Secretary; Treasurer; and PERC’s two representatives to CRIRSCO. The PERC Executive is responsible for the day to day administration of PERC.

Edmund Sides

Chairperson & CRIRSCO representative

Andy Birtles

Deputy chairperson

Owen Herod



Antonio Maldonado


Mark Burnett

CRIRSCO representative


  • Standard Update Sub-Committee
  • Finance Sub-Committee
  • Training Sub-Committee
  • Dimension Stone and Industrial Minerals Sub-Committee
  • Communications Sub-Committee

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