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Our Council

The Council has a governance role within the Society and consists of the President and Councillors elected, appointed or co-opted.

Royal Society Te Apārangi Council

  • Professor Richard Bedford QSO FRSNZ  President, Royal Society of New Zealand 2015-18
  • Distinguished Professor Gaven Martin FRSNZ Vice President – Physical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Technology and Engineering 2014-17
  • Professor Barry Scott FRSNZ  Vice President – Biological and Life Sciences 2015-18
  • Distinguished Professor Dame Anne Salmond CBE FRSNZ FNZAH  Vice President – Humanities and Social Sciences 2016-19
  • Professor Caroline Saunders ONZM MRSNZ Councillor 2015-18
  • Professor Margaret Tennant FRSNZ FNZAH Councillor 2016-19
  • Dr Siouxsie Wiles MRSNZ Councillor 2015-2018
  • Associate Professor Christine Jasoni MRSNZ Regional Constituent Organisation Representative 2014-17
  • Dr Liz Gordon MRSNZ Constituent Organisation Representative 2014-17
  • Dr Giles Dodson MRSNZ Co-opted Councillor 2016-17
  • Professor Tahu Kukutai MRSNZ Co-opted Councillor 2016-17

Royal Society Te Apārangi Council composition

The Royal Society of New Zealand Council is constituted as follows:

  • One President;
  • Three elected Vice-Presidents with specific responsibilities as listed below:
    • Biological and Life Sciences;
    • Physical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Technology and Engineering;
    • Humanities and Social Sciences;
  • Three elected Councillors
  • One elected Representative of the Regional Constituent Organisations;
  • One elected Representative of the Constituent Organisations; and
  • Up to three Co-opted Councillors

The Chief Executive Officer appointed under Sec 26.1 of the our Act is Dr Andrew Cleland FRSNZ.

The Vice-Presidents chair our three Discipline-based Forums