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 Maggie Cusack (Physical Sciences)
Professor Marcel Jaspars (International)
Professor Andrew Porter (Business)
Professor Mandy MacLean (Life Sciences)

General Secretary – Dr Alison Elliot

Treasurer – Dr John Brown

Fellowship Secretary – Mr James Boyle

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

Observer – Sir Sandy Crombie

Other Office Bearers and Standing Committees

Other RSE Office Bearers are:

Professor Christopher Hall

Programme Convener
Professor Mary Bownes

Research Awards Convener
Professor Charles Withers

Young People’s Programme Convener
Professor Stuart Monro

Education Committee Convener
Mr Keir Bloomer


Click here to view membership of RSE Standing Committees