The RSE Council is responsible for the governance of the Society and for overseeing the work of the Executive Committee and Standing Committees, to which it delegates specific responsibilities.
Our committees and standing groups bring together a range of expert and practitioner perspectives to inform and influence policy development in critical areas, including education and the economy and enterprise.
The RSE Council consists of Fellows who are appointed annually by their peers through a competitive election process. It is responsible for setting the Society’s overall governance, policy and strategies, including producing the Society’s Strategic Framework. It has responsibility for approving the annual budget and operational plan, approving the Trustees’ Annual Report and Accounts, and stewardship of the investments and other assets of the Society. Council is ultimately responsible for all Fellowship matters, including approval of all new Fellows recommended for election