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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
  • Distinguished Professor Dame Jane Harding FRSNZ, President-elect, Royal Society Te Apārangi 2023-2024
  • Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase FRSNZ, Chair of Academy Executive Committee 2023-2026
  • Professor Susy Frankel FRSNZ, Deputy Chair of Academy Executive Committee 2023-2025
  • Professor Te Kani Kingi MRSNZ, Ngāti Pukeko, Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tai, Councillor – Māori Electoral College 2023-2024
  • Dr Erena Wikaire MRSNZ, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Te Kapotai, Te Hikutu, Councillor – Māori Electoral College 2023-2024
  • Professor Jens Mueller MNZM MRSNZ, Councillor – Individual Members Representative 2021-2024
  • Jenny Pollock CRSNZ, Councillor - Branches Representative 2023-2026
  • Professor Cate Macinnis-Ng MRSNZ, Councillor - Constituent Organisation Representative 2022-2025
  • Dr Marie Bradley MRSNZ, Co-opted Councillor 2023-2024
  • Professor Steven Ratuva FRSNZ, Co-opted Councillor 2023-2024

Royal Society Te Apārangi Council composition

For 2023/2024, 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
  • President-elect
  • Two Councillors elected by the Māori Electoral College
  • 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
  • Up to three Co-opted Councillors

The Chief Executive appointed under Sec 26.1 of our Act is Paul Atkins.