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The Royal Entomological Society is governed by its council, which is chaired by the Society's president according to a set of bye-laws. The members of council, the president and the other officers are elected from the Society's fellowship and membership. The Society's patron is Her Majesty the Queen and its Vice-Patron is The Earl of Selborne.

Members of Council 2018/2019

Prof Chris Thomas FRS FRES (President)

Prof John Pickett CBE FRS Hon FRES (Honorary Treasurer)

Dr Archie Murchie FRES (Honorary Secretary)

Prof Lin Field FRES (Honorary Editorial Officer)

Dr Jenni Stockan FRES (Trustee)

Dr Allan Watt Hon FRES (Trustee)

Dr Anne Oxbrough FRES (Trustee)

Dr Rebecca Farley-Brown FRES (Trustee)

Mrs Julie North FRES (Trustee)

Dr Tim Cockerill FRES (Trustee)


Chairs of Standing Committees

Finance Committee - Prof John Pickett CBE FRS Hon FRES

Meetings Committee - Dr Archie Murchie FRES

Publications Committee - Prof Lin Field FRES

Insect Conservation Committee - Prof Jeremy Thomas OBE FRES

Library Committee - Prof Simon Leather FRES

Outreach and Development Committee - Dr Luke Tilley FRES


Regional Honorary Secretaries

Scotland - Dr Jenni Stockan FRES

Northern Ireland - Dr Archie Murchie FRES

North England - Dr David George FRES

West England and Wales - Peter Smithers Hon FRES

East England - Dr Alvin Helden FRES

South East England - Dr Sarah Arnold, Mem. RES


Senior Staff

Registrar, Director of Finances & Business - Kirsty Whiteford

CEO, Director of Outreach and Development - Dr Luke Tilley

Director of Science - Prof Jim Hardie

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