Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees (BofT) is the governing body of the Society and is responsible for the strategy, the policies and monitoring the financial stability of the Society. The Board is charged with delivering the overall goals and objectives in line with the objects of the Royal Charter.

The Board of Trustees is composed of the President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, three members of Council from amongst its elected members and three independent trustees.

Phil Boyle FRAeS

Phil is the Chair of the Trustees.

Phil completed his RAF officer and pilot training and spent two tours flying Nimrods on No42 Sqn. After retiring from the RAD he worked as a consultant before joining Ramsey Hall in 1991 and has been the Managing Director since 1993.

Phil became involved with the Society as a branch committee member at Boscombe Down before election to Council in 1992. He served as President for 2012-2013 and has chaired the Board of Trustees since 2015.

Prof Chris Atkin CEng FRAeS

Chris serves on the Board of Trustees as the current RAeS President.

Chris Atkin read Engineering at St John’s College, Cambridge as an undergraduated then studied for a PhD in transonic aerodynamics. After spells at British Aerospace and QinetiQ, Chris took up the chair in Aeronautical Engineering at City University London and continues to focus his research on aircraft efficiency, with support from UK industry, the Aerospace Technology Institute, the UK Research Councils and the European Union.

Chris attended his first lecture at the RAeS in his early teens and has been a Fellow of the Society since 2002. Chris was first elected to Council in 2010, helped to re-shape the governance of the Society in 2011 and was chair of the Professional Standards Board from 2012-2015. Chris has also served on the Registration Standards Committee of the Engineering Council, contributing to the recent review of UK-SPEC. Chris supports the Bedford branch of the Society.

ACM Sir Stephen Dalton FRAeS

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton serves on the Board of Trustees as the RAes President Elect.

Sir Stephen joined the Royal Air Force in 1976 after graduating with an honours degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Bath University. His early career was spent as a frontline pilot on the Jaguar and Tornado aircraft before he was promoted and appointed as Director of the Eurofighter (Typhoon) Programme Assurance Group in the Ministry of Defence.

In May 2007, Air Chief Marshal Dalton was appointed as the strategic personnel (HR) director for the Royal Air Force and he was promoted Air Chief Marshal in April 2009 and became Chief of the Air Staff in July 2009. He was appointed a Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB) in 2009 and advanced to Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB) in 2012. He stood down as Chief of the Air Staff in July 2013.

Martin Broadhurst FRAeS

Martin serves on the Board of Trustees as the immediate Past President of the Society.

Lt Cdr Richard Gearing MRAeS

Richard serves on the Board of Trustees as an elected member of the Council.

Dr Thurai Rahulan FRAeS

Thurai serves on the Board of Trustees as an elected member of the Council.

Sir John O'Reilly FRAeS

Sir John serves on the Board of Trustees as an independent Trustee.

Jane Middleton FRAeS

Jane serves on the Board of Trustees as an independent Trustee. She is also chair of the Society's Finance Committee

Sarah Moynihan CRAeS

Sarah serves on the Board of Trustees as an independent Trustee.