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


Professor Sir John Ball

Vice Presidents:
Professor Marcel Jaspars (International) | Professor Mona Siddiqui (taking up office in April 2022)
Professor Russell Morris (Physical Sciences)
Professor Jeremy Peat (Business)
Professor Stephen Reicher (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)
Professor Andrea Nolan (Life Sciences)

General Secretary:
Professor Michael Keating

Mr John Waddell

Fellowship Secretary:
Professor Zoe Shipton

Ordinary Members:
Professor Anne Anderson OBE
Professor Roger Crofts CBE
Professor Julian Jones OBE | Professor Jim Gallagher CB (taking up office in April 2022)
Mr Bruce Minto OBE
Professor Stuart Monro 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