About us

GB Card & Partners comprises predominantly chartered professionals, with backgrounds in engineering, geology and sciences, with significant experience of the construction and development sectors.  Whilst all employees have impressive career profiles, an overview of the senior team members is provided below.

Dr. Geoffrey B. Card, BSc PhD CEng FICE EurIng CGeol FGS CSci

Geoff has over 35 years of experience in providing civil, geotechnical and environmental engineering solutions all over the world. He has considerable experience of major transport and infrastructure projects such as London Docklands, Crossrail, and signature building developments in the Thames Corridor.

He is a recognised expert on the design and construction of development on derelict land such as shallow mine workings, contaminated and landfill gassing sites. He is often called upon to provide litigation support in relation to the risks associated with brownfield redevelopment and geotechnical issues.

Geoff has authored much of the UK’s guidance relating to ground gas and has sat on various steering groups and drafting committees. He has directed the assessment and remediation of many brownfield sites reshaping the London Skyline, including Wandsworth Riverside Quarter, Millennium Harbour, Embassy Gardens, and the Olympic Velodrome.

Laura Bacon, BSc CGeol EurGeol FGS

Laura has over thirteen years’ experience in geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering consultancy for major infrastructure, commercial/industrial and residential development projects across the UK.

Laura also has experience in the project management of site investigations, data reviews, risk assessment of contaminated land, ground remediation design, foundation design, slope stability analysis and third-party independent reviews.

Additionally, Laura is responsible for business management and development of GB Card & Partners as well as management of large building and infrastructure projects, technical support and human resources.

Ian Cutler, MEng CEng MICE

With experience spanning over 18 years in civil, geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering consultancy, Ian has had involvement in major infrastructure, commercial/industrial and residential development projects across the UK. He is experienced in the project management of engineering projects, ground remediation advice, foundation design, temporary works design and third party reviews.

Ian has also undertaken slope and rock stability analysis, basement impact assessments, as well as providing advice on ground improvement, earthworks and material re-use and waste/resource management.

As well as design support, Ian provides input into pre-purchase and feasibility assessments as well as tender support and risk minimisation. In working alongside a number of major contractors, Ian has worked on railway and highway/motorway infrastructure, London Underground property and on military establishments.

Benjamin Middleton-Gaish, BA(Hons)

Since joining the company in 2016, Benjamin has progressively taken on a more senior role in overseeing the day to day financial management, IT governance, and implementation of the Quality Management System.  As a member of the Senior Management Team, alongside Dr Geoffrey Card and Laura Bacon, he is directly involved with the strategic direction of the company and overseeing key growth of the company.

To support the company objectives; Benjamin is currently studying for his CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership with the ambition of gaining Chartered Manager status in 2021.