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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 Wendy Larner FRSNZ President, Royal Society Te Apārangi 2018-21
  • Professor Richard Blaikie FRSNZ Chair of Academy Executive Committee 2017-20
  • Dr Tony Conner CRSNZ FRSNZ Deputy Chair of the Academy Executive Committee 2018-21
  • Associate Professor Melinda Webber MRSNZ Councillor 2018-21
  • Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles MRSNZ Councillor 2018-2021
  • Emeritus Professor Kenneth Strongman FRSNZ FBPS Councillor - Branches Representative 2017-2020
  • Dr Liz Gordon MRSNZ Constituent Organisation Representative 2017-20
  • Dr Tom Baker MRSNZ Councillor - ECR Representative 2018-19
  • Dr Moana Theodore MRSNZ Co-opted Councillor 2019-20
  • Dr Russell Burton MRSNZ Co-opted Councillor 2019-2020
  • Dr Dianne Sika Paotonu MRSNZ Co-opted Councillor 2019-2020

Royal Society Te Apārangi Council composition

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

For 2019/2020, the Royal Society of New Zealand Council is constituted as follows:

  • President
  • Chair of the Academy Executive Committee
  • Deputy Chair of the Academy Executive Committee
  • Two Councillors elected from the general membership
  • One Councillor elected by Members who are early career researchers
  • One Councillor appointed by the Regional Constituent Organisations (Branches)
  • One Councillor elected by the Constituent Organisations; and
  • Up to three Co-opted Councillors

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