Council & Committees

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 & Committees


President – Professor Dame Anne Glover

Vice Presidents
Professor David Bell (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)
Professor Marcel Jaspars (International)
Professor Andrew Porter (Business)
Professor Mandy MacLean (Life Sciences)
Professor Russell Morris (Physical Sciences)

General Secretary – Dr Alison Elliot

Treasurer – Dr John Brown

Acting Fellowship Secretary – Professor Russell Morris

Ordinary Members
Professor Jill Belch
Professor Julian Jones
Professor Sir Mark Jones
Professor Rebecca Lunn
Professor Petra Wend

Sir Sandy Crombie
Professor Gordon Masterton

Other Office Bearers and Standing Committees

Other RSE Office Bearers are:

Professor Christopher Hall

RSE Public Engagement Advisory Group – Co-conveners
Professor Mary Bownes
Professor Stuart Monro

Research Awards Convener
Professor Charles Withers

Education Committee Convener
Mr Keir Bloomer


Click here to view membership of RSE Standing Committees