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 Scotland Foundation is a charitable body connected to the RSE that publishes Academic Journals on our behalf and manages our prestigious Events Venue.

RSE Council

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 strategy. 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


Vice Presidents

Vice President, Economy and Enterprise
Vice President, International
Vice President, Life Sciences
Vice President, Public Engagement
Vice President, Research

Other Office Bearers

Young People’s Programme Convener
Education Committee Convener
Chair, RSE Scotland Foundation (Observer)