Governance

The Society of Research Software Engineering is registered with the Charity Commission as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation with Charity Number 1182455.

The Society is governed by a constitution document which defines its overall purpose and some key aspects of how it operates:

The trustees of the society have responsibility for making sure our activities and resources are well-directed to meet these charitable aims.

Board of Trustees

Email [email protected] to contact all the trustees.

Tania Allard
Diversity and Inclusion Lead
Founding trustee
re-elected 2019
Alys Brett
President
Founding trustee
re-elected 2019
Anna (Ania) Brown
Web Co-Lead
Elected 2019
Mihaela Duta
Membership Lead
Founding trustee
re-elected 2019
James Graham
Web Co-Lead
Elected 2019
Simon Hettrick
Treasurer
Founding trustee
re-elected 2019
Mozhgan Kabiri Chimeh
Elected 2019
Joanna Leng
Elected 2019
Paul Richmond
Vice-President
Elected 2019
Andy Turner
Secretary
Founding trustee
re-elected 2019
Matt Williams
Vice-Treasurer
Elected 2019
Claire Wyatt
Conference & Comms Lead
Founding trustee
re-elected 2019

Trustee elections

Because of our origins as a grass-roots association, we wanted to put the members in control so we have adopted a governance model with trustees directly elected by the membership. To strike a balance between continuity and new input, trustees are elected for two year terms with half being up for re-election or replacement each year.

The current board was elected in October 2019. Half of the trustees were elected from amongst the founding trustees and half were newly elected. Just under half of those eligible cast a vote: 109 of the 228 members.

Annual General Meeting

The first formal Society AGM will be held in 2020 when the first trustees’ annual report and accounts will be presented. Members will be given notice of the details once arrangements have been made.