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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

  • Professor Wendy Larner FRSNZ President, Royal Society Te Apārangi 2018-2021
  • Dr Brent Clothier FRSNZ President-Elect, Royal Society Te Apārangi 2020-2021
  • 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
  • Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles MRSNZ Councillor – Individual Members Representative 2018-2021
  • 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
  • Dr Moana Theodore MRSNZ  Councillor – Interim Māori Research Electoral College 2020-2021
  • Associate Professor Melinda Webber MRSNZ Councillor – Interim Māori Research Electoral College 2020-2021
  • Dr Russell Burton MRSNZ Co-opted Councillor 2020-2021
  • Dr Dianne Sika Paotonu MRSNZ Co-opted Councillor 2020-2021

Royal Society Te Apārangi Council composition

For 2020/2021, the Royal Society of New Zealand Council is constituted as follows:

  • President
  • President-elect
  • 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 Dr Andrew Cleland FRSNZ.