The RSE Council is responsible for the governance of the Society. The Council is supported by a number of Committees governing the election of new Fellows and advising on key elements of RSE activity.

Council & Office-Bearers


President – Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell (interim)

Vice Presidents
Professor Marcel Jaspars (International)
Professor Russell Morris (Physical Sciences)
Professor Andrew Porter (Business)
Professor Stephen Reicher (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)
Professor Vicki Stone (Life Sciences, interim)

General Secretary – Professor Michael Keating

Treasurer – Dr Chris Masters (interim)

Fellowship Secretary – Professor Zoe Shipton

Ordinary Members
Professor Anne Anderson OBE
Professor Roger Crofts CBE
Professor Julian Jones OBE
Mr Bruce Minto OBE
Professor Stuart Monro OBE

Professor Gordon Masterton OBE
Sir Sandy Crombie

Other Office Bearers

Other RSE Office Bearers are:

Professor Kate Rudy

Young People’s Programme Convener
Professor Jeremy Smith

Programme Convener
Professor Martin Hendry MBE

Research Awards Convener
Professor Charles Withers

Education Committee Convener
Dr Janet Brown