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Congratulations to the newest members of our Council, who were elected at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday.
The AGM included a speech by Society President, Baroness Chalker of Wallasey, who thanked Society staff and the Director, Professor Joe Smith, for making the Society as fully operational as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also reflected on how the current difficult circumstances could, and should, influence how we work with the natural world in future.
She said: “Adapting to a new normal with less travel and more internet communications is and will be tough and frustrating for many, but necessary to create a more sustainable future. It is clear that nature as we value it, can only endure for future generations provided we pay much greater attention to conservation. It requires all of us to reduce the current usage of substances damaging to the environment.”
After the President’s Address, our new members of Council were elected.
Robert Lucas - Vice President: Expeditions and Fieldwork
Niall McCann - Councillor: Expeditions and Fieldwork
Philip Avery - Councillor: Education
Professor Peter Kraftl - Honorary Secretary: Research and Higher Education
Professor Steve Darby - Councillor: Research and Higher Education
Carol Lawson - Honorary Treasurer
David Lovell - Regions Representative
The seven newly elected trustees will join 15 existing members of Council, who are responsible for the governance of the Society. Thank you to our outgoing members of Council for their hard work and dedication to the Society.
Find out more about our Council.