Governance and Structure

Executive Committee and Council

The governing body of the Society is the Executive Committee, which consists of the following trustees:
President,
President-Elect or Immediate Past President,
Treasurer, 
Editors (up to three),
Secretaries (currently two)
and at least five Councillors who are not Officers.

Other members may be co-opted by the Council, and currently the Conference Committee Secretary, the Chairman of CHUDE (Conference of Heads of University Departments of Economics) and the Chairperson of the Women's Committee have been so co-opted.
The Executive Committee  meets at least three times a year and is responsible for the formulation and execution of the Society's policy, and for the coordination of the activities of all of its Officers.
Current list of Executive Committee officers and trustees.

The Council of the Society has a supervisory and advisory role. It meets at least once a year and consists of: President, President-Elect or Immediate Past President, Treasurer, Secretaries and thirty elected Councillors (of whom at least five are appointed to the Executive Committee).
The Council makes policy subject to the AGM and its members may assist the Executive with the development and business of the Society through working groups, currently on Strategy; Journals; Academic Affairs; Press & Media; Education, Training & Schools and Links with other Professional Bodies. Current list of Council members.

President:  A President-elect is chosen by the Council, after a nominations process in which members are invited to make recommendations. Once ratified the President-elect serves for one year before becoming President. Having served for two years the President then stands down to become Past President for a further one year. The President chairs both the Executive Committee and the Council.
Professor John Moore (Edinburgh University & London School of Economics) became President at the AGM 2015 for a two year term until AGM 2017.
Sir Charles Bean (President 2013-2015) will serve as a trustee for a further year as Past President (until AGM 2016).
List of Past Presidents.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting usually takes place during the RES Annual Conference. All members of the Society are invited to attend and notice of business is mailed to them in advance of the meeting. An annual report is presented by the Secretary-General and the audited Annual Accounts are provided. The formal election of the new members of Council and, where appropriate, the President takes place.

Agenda, Papers and Minutes of Annual General Meetings will be found below.

The Annual General Meeting of the Society took place during the RES Conference at the University of Manchester on Tuesday 31 March 2015 at 12.30pm.

Agenda Papers RES AGM 2015

Papers from earlier Annual General Meetings

Annual Report of the Secretary General

Annual Accounts & Trustee Report

RES Office

The Royal Economic Society is a registered charity No. 231508 & a charity registered in Scotland: No. SCO43245. VAT Registration: 214168584.
The Office of the Royal Economic Society is based at the University of St Andrews. The Secretary General is Professor Denise Osborn. The full address can be found in the Contact Us section.

If you have any queries about the Society, please feel free to contact the Society Executive Office Manager, Mrs Amanda Wilman on royaleconsoc@st-andrews.ac.uk

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