Announcement on new Council Members and Office-Bearers 2021-22

The RSE, Scotland’s leading body of experts in the sciences, humanities, business and public service, has elected its new Council Members and Office-Bearers for 2021-22. The following individuals took up office on 1 April 2021:


General Secretary – Professor Michael Keating

Fellowship Secretary – Professor Zoe Shipton

Vice-Presidents: Professor Marcel Jaspars (International); Professor Russell Morris (Physical Sciences); Professor Andrew Porter (Business); Professor Stephen Reicher (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)

Ordinary Members of Council: Professor Anne Anderson, Professor Roger Crofts; Professor Julian Jones; Bruce Minto; Professor Stuart Monro


Other Office-Bearers

Curator – Professor Kate Rudy

Young People’s Programme Convener – Professor Jeremy Smith

Programme Convener – Professor Martin Hendry

Education Convener – Professor Janet Brown

Research Awards Convener – Professor Charles Withers


Of their election, Dr Rebekah Widdowfield, CEO of the RSE said:

“We are grateful to each of these individuals who offer their unique expertise and experience voluntarily in support of RSE’s mission to deploy the knowledge of the Fellowship for the benefit of Scotland and the wider world. It is a privilege to have them as Council Members and Office-Bearers and we look forward to working with them all”.