John A Clifford
EFG MEDAL of MERIT No. 9.
JOHN A CLIFFORD, IGI
John Clifford was the EU Delegate on the EFG Board from 2002 to 2005 and made great strides in helping the EFG Brussels Office in its development in those years, especially since he works for a private company. Even from the far distances of South America, John has always fulfilled his duties, and this has always been done well over the requirements and commitments acquired with the EFG.
For many years now John Clifford has been a moving force in bringing standardisation to areas of professional reporting. His impressive work on his subject of reference: "mineral resources and mineral reserves classification" representing the EFG, is one of his multiple achievements. With his international contacts he has been a driving force from within and outside the following bodies: Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards (CRIRSCO); United Nations – Economic Commission for Europe (UN-ECE) Ad Hoc Group of Experts Meeting; UN-ECE’s United Nations Framework Classification (UNFC); International Council of Mining and Minerals (ICMM); Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE); International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) Extractive Industry Working Group; Australasian Joint Ore Reserves Committee (JORC); South Africa SAMVAL SAMREC; SME Guidelines; Pan European Resource / Reserve Committee (PERC). As you can see, John is also a fluent speaker of acronymish.
John Clifford is and has always been a strong defendant of the EurGeol title, not only on his own behalf, but also on the EFG’s behalf. Above all, John is a good representative of the geological profession, both personally and professionally and on many occasions has overruled his personal professional commitments to try and meet the EFG’s compromises. This alone undoubtedly means that the EFG has a debt with him to be recognized. But above the debts and the merits, we, the people of the EFG, are grateful that he has devoted a lot of his personal time to the cause of geologists. For this alone he deserves one of many medals
Proposed Istvan BERCZI
Seconded Manuel REGUEIRO
Supported unanimously by the EFG Past Presidents.