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.

The Society has chosen to adopt the Charity Governance Code and conducts a governance review at least once per year in order to continually improve our governance. Information on our governance procedures and how we use the Charity Governance Code will be published within our trustee annual report.

Each trustee is expected to undertake at least one core role to ensure the smooth operation of the Society. For details of each role, please see the role descriptions page.

Current Board of Trustees – September 2021 to September 2022

Read below for the roles and subgroups assigned to the individual trustees.

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Jamie Quinn
Elected 2021
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Ian Cottam
Elected 2020
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Teri Forey
Vice President
Elected 2020
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Claire Wyatt
Secretary
Founding trustee
re-elected 2020
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Holger Schulz
Elected 2021
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Fergus Cooper
Vice Treasurer
Elected 2021
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Sam Mangham
Elected 2021
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Kirsty Pringle
Treasurer
Elected 2020
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Mark Turner
Secretary (second)
Elected 2021
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Marion Weinzierl
Elected 2020
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Matt Williams
President
Elected 2019
Re-elected 2021

Contact Us

If you want to contact any of the subgroups of the trustees, you may use the following email addresses:

  • All Trustees[email protected]
  • Code of Conduct committee[email protected]
    • Teri Forey – Vice President
    • Claire Wyatt – Secretary
    • Marion Weinzierl – Lead of EDIA subgroup
  • Communications & Publicity[email protected]
    • Claire Wyatt (Lead)
    • Kirsty Pringle
    • Ian Cottam
    • Jamie Quinn
  • Conference & Events[email protected]
    • Teri Forey (Lead)
    • Claire Wyatt
    • Sam Mangham
    • Fergus Cooper
  • Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility[email protected]
    • Marion Weinzierl (Lead)
    • Mark Turner
    • Jamie Quinn
    • Teri Forey
    • Holger Schulz
  • Finance[email protected]
    • Kirsty Pringle (Treasurer)
    • Fergus Cooper
  • Governance[email protected]
    • Matt Williams (President) (Lead)
    • Teri Forey (Vice President)
    • Claire Wyatt (Secretary)
    • Mark Turner (Second Secretary)
  • Infrastructure[email protected]
    • Holger Schulz (Lead)
    • Matt Williams
  • Membership[email protected]
    • Jamie Quinn (Lead)
    • Ian Cottam
    • Marion Weinzierl
    • Sam Mangham
  • Web[email protected]
    • Fergus Cooper (Lead)
    • Holger Schulz

Working Groups

  • Mentoring Programme[email protected]
    • Ania Brown (Lead)
    • Kirsty Pringle
    • Holger Schulz
    • Sam Mangham
    • Mark Turner
    • Jamie Quinn
  • RSE Role Diversity
    • Marion Weinzierl (Lead)
    • Kirsty Pringle
    • Teri Forey
    • Claire Wyatt
  • Constitutional Changes
    • Matt Williams
    • Ian Cottam
  • Regional RSE Groups[email protected]
    • Claire Wyatt (Lead)
    • Marion Weinzierl
    • Kirsty Pringle
    • Jeremy Cohen
    • Christopher Woods

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.

Annual General Meeting

The first formal Society AGM was held on Monday 7th September 2020. For more information see the event page. At the AGM the annual Trustee Report and Statement of Accounts were presented.

Past Boards of Trustees

RSE Society Trustees 2019-2020
RSE Society Trustees 2020-2021

Past RSE Association Committees

UK RSE Association Committee 2016
UK RSE Association Committee 2015-2016
UK RSE Association Committee 2013-2015