John Keys, 1962–2013

A graduate of the Camborne School of Mines, John Keys started his mining career with the UK National Coal Board in 1982 before moving into tunnelling and working on a succession of key projects in the UK and abroad including the Channel Tunnel, the Storebaelt Tunnel and the Jubilee Line Extension to name but a few. In 2000 John became a founder member and later a Director of London Bridge Associates with whom he remained until his untimely death from a heart attack at the age of just 51.

Throughout his career he stayed abreast of new techniques and innovations, introducing them where possible into the projects that he was managing. John was a valued member of and regular contributor to the BTS and led the Risk Management section on the MSc course in tunnelling at Warwick University.

His full obituary can be read on the Tunneltalk website.