The Council

Council, concentrates on managing the professional, technical and learned society affairs of the Society. It works alongside the Board of Trustees in supporting the direction and leadership required to achieve, the key objectives within the Strategic Plan.

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Royal Aeronautical Society Council members for 2017-18 pictured in the Marshall of Cambridge Room at No.4 Hamilton Place

The Council has key role in increasing and maintaining the influence, respect and reputation of the Society globally, and sustaining and developing the body of knowledge and learned output. The Council is made up of The President, President-Elect, Immediate Past-President, Presidents of our global divisions, Chairman of the Branches and Specialists Group Committee as well as eighteen members elected by the Society.

The Council is responsible for the Nominations Committee; Centennial Scholarship Committee; Foundation Committee; Medals & Awards Committee Policy Committee and the Heritage Awards Committee.

ex Officio members

* Rear Adm Simon Henley FRAeS - President
* Prof Jonathan Cooper CEng FRAeS - President-Elect
* ACM Sir Stephen Dalton FRAeS - Immediate Past President
* AM Salim Arshad FRAeS - President, Pakistan Division
* Mr John Macilree MRAeS - President, New Zealand Division
* Ms MariƩ Both MRAeS - President, South Africa Division
* Prof Andrew Neely CEng FRAeS - President, Australia Division
* Mr Bernard Chan ARAeS - Chair, Specialist Groups Chairmen Committee
* Gp Capt Mike Hawkins FRAeS - Chair, Branches Committee

Elected Members

* Miss Hilary Barton CEng FRAeS
* Mr Martin Broadhurst FRAeS
* Mr David Chinn CEng FRAeS
* Mr Geoffrey Clarkson CEng FRAeS
* Mrs Brenda Crawford ARAeS
* Dr Francesca De Florio FRAeS
* Lt Cdr Richard Gearing CEng MRAeS
* Miss Zoe Gell MRAeS
* Miss Kerissa Khan ARAeS
* Mr Ian Middleton FRAeS
* Mr Howard Nye FRAeS
* Mr Daniel Olufisan IEng MRAeS
* Dr Thurai Rahulan FRAeS
* Air Cdre Peter Round FRAeS
* Mr Robert Savidge FRAeS
* Mr Philip Spiers CEng FRAeS
* Dr Robert Winn FRAeS
* Dr Alisdair Wood CEng FRAeS

Co-opted Members

* Mr Luke Hamnett MEng(Hons) CEng MRAeS
* Mr Mike Goulette FRAeS
* Mr Simon Phippard LLB AKC FRAeS