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Academy Executive Committee

View the current members of the Academy Executive Committee as well as past Academy chairs and presidents.

Academy Executive Committee current members

  • Professor Charlotte Macdonald FRSNZ 2020-2023 (Current Chair)
  • Dr Tony Conner CRSNZ FRSNZ 2018-2021 (Deputy Chair) 
  • Professor Wendy Larner FRSNZ 2018-2021 (Society President)
  • Professor Stephen May FRSNZ 2019-2022 (Convenor – Social and Behavioural Sciences)
  • Professor Geoff Chase FRSNZ 2019-2022 (Convenor – Technology, Applied Sciences, Engineering) 
  • Distinguished Professor Jane Harding FRSNZ 2019-2021 (Convenor – Medical and Health Sciences) 
  • Distinguished Professor Gaven Martin FRSNZ 2019-2021 (Convenor – Physical, Earth and Mathematical Sciences) 
  • Professor Susy Frankel FRSNZ 2020-2023 (Convenor – Humanities) 
  • Professor David Schiel FRSNZ  2019-2022 (Convenor – Biological and Environmental Sciences)
  • Professor Angus Macfarlane FRSNZ 2019-2021 (Convenor – Māori Knowledge and Development)

Subject to the Royal Society of New Zealand Act, to our General Rules, and any Academy Bylaws, the Academy Executive Committee may regulate its procedure in such manner as it thinks fit.

Past Chairs of the Academy

  • Professor Richard Blaikie 2018-2020
  • Professor Barry Scott FRSNZ  2017-2018
  • Professor Gaven Martin FRSNZ 2016-2017
  • Professor Richard Le Heron FRSNZ 2015-2016
  • Dr John Caradus FRSNZ FASNZ HFNZIAS 2014-2015
  • Professor Geoff Austin FRSNZ 2013-2014
  • Professor Richard Le Heron FRSNZ 2012-2013
  • Dr Stephen Goldson CRSNZ FRSNZ 2011-2012
  • Professor Keith Hunter FRSNZ 2010-2011
  • Professor David Thorns ONZM FRSNZ 2009-2010
  • Dr Brent Clothier FRSNZ 2008-2009

Past Presidents of the Academy

  • Conder, Marston FRSNZ 2006-2008
  • Burns, Carolyn CBE FRSNZ 2003-2006
  • Callaghan, Paul FRS FRSNZ 2000-2003
  • Petersen, George ONZM FRSNZ 1997-2000
  • Black, Philippa Margaret, CNZM PhD Auck FRSNZ FMSAm 1993–97
  • Dodd, John Newton, MSc(Hons) PhD B’ham FRSNZ FInstP 1989–93
  • Hatherton, Trevor, OBE DIC PhD Lond DSc Lond HonDSc Vict FRSNZ 1985–89
  • Bollard, Edward George, CBE BSc PhD Cantab HonDSc Auck FRSNZ FNZIC 1981–85
  • Dell, Richard Kenneth, QSO BA DSc DipEd FRSNZ FMANZ 1977–81
  • Burns, Sir Malcolm McRae, KBE MSc PhD Aberdeen FRSNZ FNZlC FNZIAS 1974–77
  • Willett, Richard Wright, MSc HonDSc FRSNZ MAIMM 1970–74
  • Miles, John Arthur Reginald, CBE MA MD Cantab FRSNZ FRACP 1966–70
  • Fleming, Sir Charles Alexander, KBE BA DSc NZ FRS FRSNZ FMANZ FGS 1964–66
  • Barnett, Miles Aylmer Fulton, OBE MSc PhD Cantab FRSNZ FInstP 1964
  • Fleming, Sir Charles Alexander, KBE BA DSc NZ FRS FRSNZ FMANZ FGS 1962–64
  • Dixon, Joseph Keith, MSc PhD Lond DIC FRSNZ FRIC NZIC 1960–62
  • Allan, Robin Sutcliffe, PhD Cantab DSc FRSNZ 1958–60
  • Briggs, Lindsay Heathcote, DSc DPhil Oxon FRSNZ FNZIC 1956–58
  • Miller, David, CBE MSc PhD CMZS CSChE FRSNZ FRES 1954–56
  • Oliver, Walter Reginald Brook, DSc FRSNZ FZS 1952–54
  • Callaghan, Francis Raymond, ISO MA NZ FRSNZ FRES 1950–52
  • Falla, Sir Robert Alexander, KBE CMG MA DSc NZ FRSNZ FMANZ 1948–50
  • Marsden, Sir Ernest, KB CMG MC DSc NZ FRS FRSNZ MIEE 1947
  • Benson, William Noel, BA DSc FRS FRSNZ FGS 1946–47
  • Allan, Harry Howard, CBE MA DSc PhD hon FRSNZ FLS 1943–45
  • Archey, Sir Gilbert, KB CBE MA DSc FRSNZ FZS FMANZ 1941–42
  • Holloway, Rev. John Ernest, LTh DSc FRS FRSNZ 1939–40
  • Evans, William Percival, CBE MA PhD FRSNZ HonFNZIC 1937–38
  • Williams, Right Rev. Bishop, MA LittD FRSNZ 1935–36
  • Speight, Robert, MA MSc FRSNZ FGS 1933–34
  • Segar, Hugh William, MA FRSNZ 1931–32
  • Farr, Clinton Coleridge, DSc FRS FRSNZ FPSL 1929–30
  • Thomson, J Allan, MA DSc FNZI FGS AOSM (Mr BC Aston reappointed May, 1928, vice Dr J Allan Thomson, deceased.) 1928
  • Aston, Bernard Cracroft, FRSNZ FRIC FCS 1926–27
  • Marshall, Patrick, MA DSc FRSNZ FGS FRGS FES 1924–25
  • Kirk, Harry Borrer, MA FRSNZ 1922–23
  • Easterfield, Sir Thomas Hill, KBE MA PhD FRSNZ FRIC FCS 1920–21
  • Cockayne, Leonard, CMG PhD FRS FRSNZ FLS 1918–19
  • Benham, Sir William Blaxland, KBE MA DSc FRS FRSNZ FZS 1916–17
  • Petrie, Donald, MA PhD FNZI FLS 1915
  • Chilton, Charles, MB CM MA DSc LLD FNZI FLS CMZS 1913–14
  • Cheeseman, Thomas Frederic, FNZI FLS FZS 1911–12
  • Hamilton, Augustus 1909–10
  • Thomson, Hon. George Malcolm, FRSNZ FLS MLC 1907–08
  • Hector, Sir James, KCMG MD FRS 1905–06
  • Hutton, Captain Frederick Wollaston, FRS 1903–04