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The Council has a governance role within the Society and consists of the President and Councillors elected, appointed or co-opted.

Royal Society Te Apārangi Council

  • Dr Brent Clothier FRSNZ, President, Royal Society Te Apārangi 2021-2024
  • Professor Charlotte Macdonald FRSNZ, Chair of Academy Executive Committee 2020-2023
  • Dr Tony Conner CRSNZ FRSNZ, Deputy Chair of the Academy Executive Committee 2018-2021
  • Professor Jens Mueller MNZM MRSNZ, Councillor – Individual Members Representative 2021-2023
  • Dr Tom Baker MRSNZ, Councillor - Early Career Researcher Representative 2019-2022
  • Jenny Pollock CRSNZ, Councillor - Branches Representative 2020-2023
  • Associate Professor Cate Macinnis-Ng MRSNZ, Councillor - Constituent Organisation Representative 2020-2022
  • Professor Linda Waimarie Nikora FRSNZ, Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Tūhoe, Councillor – Interim Māori Research Electoral College 2021-2024
  • Professor Te Kani Kingi MRSNZ, Ngāti Pukeko, Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tai, Councillor – Interim Māori Research Electoral College 2021-2023
  • Dr Russell Burton MRSNZ, Co-opted Councillor 2020-2022
  • Dr Dianne Sika Paotonu MRSNZ, Co-opted Councillor 2020-2022
  • Associate Professor Toeolesulusulu Damon Salesa FRSNZ, Co-opted Councillor 2021-2023

Royal Society Te Apārangi Council composition

For 2021/2022, the Royal Society of New Zealand Council is constituted as follows:

  • President
  • Chair of the Academy Executive Committee
  • Deputy Chair of the Academy Executive Committee
  • One Councillor elected by the Individual Members
  • One Councillor elected by Members who are early career researchers
  • One Councillor elected by the Regional Constituent Organisations (Branches)
  • One Councillor elected by the Constituent Organisations
  • Two Councillors elected by the interim Māori Research Electoral College
  • Up to three Co-opted Councillors

The Chief Executive appointed under Sec 26.1 of our Act is Professor Dame Cynthia Kiro.