David Donaldson was awarded the James Clark medal in 2018 for his many years of service to the tunnelling industry and to the BTS.

Sadly David passed away before the presentation and the award was presented at the BTS AGM on 17 May to David's widow, Linda, in the presence of his daughters Laura and Helen, by outgoing Chair, Mark Leggett.

Also at the AGM, the Chair passed to Ivor Thomas, with Kate Cooksey appointed Vice Chair. The Chair thanked the outgoing committee members Kurt Zeidler and Mark Round for their contribution. The Chair also thanked Ivor Thomas, Bill Grose, and Roger Bridge for their support over the last two years.