Our board of trustees, known as the Council, are responsible for the Society’s governance and meet three times per year.
The Society's Bye Laws enable Council to set up working committees and advisory groups to help oversee areas of the Society's work. Each committee and advisory group has its own terms of reference.
Society Fellows who have the time and expertise, and who wish to be considered for service on one of the Committees of Council, should write to the Director's Office with a summary of relevant experience. Expressions of interest will be passed to the Committee Secretaries and Chairs.
The Finance Committee is responsible for reviewing the Society's finances and ensuring appropriate financial processes and controls are in place.
The Education Committee guides the Society's work related to school pupils and the promotion of good practice in geographical education.
The Expeditions and Fieldwork Committee guides the Society's work concerning scientific expeditions, fieldwork and outdoor learning.
The Research and Higher Education Committee guides the Society's work to promote and support geographers, geographical communities and geographical research.
The Executive Committee provides ongoing support for the Director and Senior Management Team in between Council meetings.
The Collections Advisory Group provides external expertise and advice on the use and stewardship of the Society's Collections.
EDIAG is responsible for reviewing the Society's work and progress on equality, diversity and inclusion.
The Medals and Awards Committee ensures that nominations are eligible for consideration and recommends recipients for approval by Council.
The Professional Advisory Group guides the Society's work that promotes and supports geographers, geographical communities and professional geographical practice.
The Regions Committee provides a forum for the Society's regional committees to share experiences and best practice.
The Younger Members’ Committee organise a programme of geographical events with a strong social element.
The CGeog Assessors Committee reports to the Professional Advisory Group.
The Enterprises Board reports to Finance Committee.
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