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.

Anna (Ania) Brown
Web Co-Lead
Elected 2019
Ian Cottam
Membership Lead
Elected 2020
Teri Forey
Secretary
Elected 2020
James Graham
Web Co-Lead
Elected 2019
Fouzhan Hosseini
Conference Co-Lead
Elected 2020
Mozhgan Kabiri Chimeh
Diversity Inclusion and Accessibility Co-Lead
Elected 2019
Joanna Leng
Diversity Inclusion and Accessibility Co-Lead
Elected 2019
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Kirsty Pringle
Vice-Treasurer
Elected 2020
Paul Richmond
President
Elected 2019
Marion Weinzierl
Communications and Publicity Co-Lead
Elected 2020
Matt Williams
Treasurer
Elected 2019
Claire Wyatt
Vice-President
Communications and Publicity Co-Lead
Conference Co-Lead
Founding trustee
re-elected 2020

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.

Past Boards of Trustees

RSE Society Trustees 2019