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Director and Secretary

  • Dr Rita Gardner CBE

Director's Office

  • Executive Assistant: Emily Hampton-Matthews
  • Director's Office Assistant: Grace Matthews


  • Senior Public Affairs Manager: Tom Flude

email policy@rgs.org


  • Development Officer: Harpreet Sanghera

email development@rgs.org

Public engagement and communications

  • Head of Public Engagement and Communications: Caitlin Watson

Programmes and events

  • Programmes Manager: Mitchell Clarke
  • Programmes Officer: Beth John
  • Programmes Administrative Assistant: Annie Cohen

email events@rgs.org

Public engagement projects

  • Discovering Britain Project Manager: Caroline Millar
  • Discovering Britain Project Manager: Dr Helen Rawling 
  • Discovering Britain Project Officer: Rory Walsh

email discoveringbritain@rgs.org

Website and social media 

  • Senior Digital Media Officer: Adarsh Muppane

email webmaster@rgs.org

Education and outdoor learning

  • Head of Education and Outdoor Learning: Steve Brace


  • Manager: Educational Professional Support: Claire Brown 
  • Writer: Educational Resources: Dr Laura Price
  • Project Coordinator: Geography Scholarships: Maryam Sharif-Draper

email education@rgs.org

Geography Outdoors: the centre supporting field research, exploration and outdoor learning

  • Geography Outdoors Manager: Shane Winser
  • Administration Officer: Isabel Emerson

email go@rgs.org

Strengthening data skills in geography

  • Project Coordinator: Simon Pinfield

email dataskills@rgs.org

Enterprise and resources

  • Head of Enterprise and Resources: Alasdair Macleod
  • Enterprises Executive: Christine James  
  • Collections and Enterprise Assistant: Julie Cole

Venue hire

  • Business Development Manager: Luciano Figueira
  • Venue Hire Executive: Veronica Fekete
  • Venue Hire Assistant: Diego Leal

email venuehire@rgs.org

Foyle Reading Room

  • Principal Librarian: Eugene Rae
  • Deputy Librarian: Janet Turner
  • Map Librarian: David McNeill
  • Information Officer - Library: Julie Carrington
  • Information Officer - Photographs: Joy Wheeler

email enquiries@rgs.org

Picture Library

email images@rgs.org

Research and Higher Education (RHED)

  • Head of Research and Higher Education: Dr Catherine Souch

RHED Office

  • Professional Officer: Conference and Research Groups: Dr Sarah Evans
  • Professional Officer: Chartered Geographer: James Kendall
  • Administrative Assistant: Alex Jackman

email rhed@rgs.org


  • Grants Officer: Huw Jones

email grants@rgs.org

Scholarly journals

  • Managing Editor Journals: Dr Fiona Nash

email journals@rgs.org

Finance and services

  • Head of Finance and Services: Alison Sim


  • Finance Manager: Richard Pearson
  • Accounts Assistant: Louise Buckley

Membership Office

  • Membership Office Manager: Tom McEnroe
  • Membership Office Assistant Manager: Gabriella Marques
  • Membership Recruitment and Retention Coordinator: Matthew Briggs
  • Membership Administrative Assistant: Toby Dyke

email membership@rgs.org

Information Technology (IT)

  • IT Manager: Dominic Estall
  • Database Administrator: Mike Smith


  • Facilities Manager: Diego Fernandez
  • Audio Visual Technician: Alfredo Radetich
  • Front of House: Annette McCormack
  • Reception: Taslima Ferdous
  • Caretaker: David Childs
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