Finance Committee

The committee's remit is to review the reserves and investment policies and make recommendations to the Trustee Board; advise the Honorary Treasurer on divestments to meet working capital requirements; and to review the appointment of auditors and make recommendations to the Annual General Meeting.

Andrew Farrell

Honorary Treasurer

Andrew is now retired, following 13 years as CFO & Finance Director at the LSE and 20+ years with Xerox Corporation’s European Headquarters. Since retirement, he has had assignments as Director of Finance and Corporate Resources at The British Academy and as a Non-Executive Director at a London NHS Trust. He is a Trustee of the Epilepsy Society, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Prof Michael McMahon

Council member (until 2023)

Michael is Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford and a Tutorial Fellow at St Hugh’s College. His research has been published in journals including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Monetary Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of International Economics.

Prof Mary S Morgan

Council member (until 2022)

Mary is Professor of History and Philosophy of Economics at LSE and was the Vice President of publications at the British Academy between 2014 and 2018.

Prof Morten Ravn

Morten is a Professor of Economics at University College London and works on macroeconomics. He is also Deputy Chairman of the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF), and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

Leighton Chipperfield

Chief Executive | l.chipperfield@res.org.uk

Leighton joined the RES as Chief Executive in 2017. Prior to joining the Society, Leighton held senior roles at a large academic publisher and at the Microbiology Society. A social scientist by background, he has a postgraduate diploma in Voluntary Sector Management from Cass Business School and a diploma in Charity Management from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.