The RSE Council is responsible for the governance of the Society. Reporting to that is an Executive Board which is reponsible for operational matters, and various Standing Committees, which report to the Board and / or Council.
The staff group currently numbers 34 and is headed by Dr William Duncan, Chief Executive
The Laws of the Society (revised October 2012) are available to read here.
Council members are Fellows, appointed annually through an election ballot involving the Fellowship. Dowload the Nomination Form here (nominations may only be submitted by Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh).
The Executive Board comprises Fellows appointed through an election ballot involving the Fellowship, plus the Chief Executive and Director of Finance.
Members of these Committees are both Fellows and non-Fellows and their appointment is approved by the Executive Board and / or Council.
The election of new Fellows is overseen by Sectional Committees and Sector Groups which report to the Fellowship Committee, which in turn reports to Council. Council is responsible for deciding the nominees which should go forward to the Fellowship for election.
Links to our corporate documents, such as The Trustees' Report and Accounts, Annual Review, Reviews of our Annual Sessions.