Vacancies & elections
The names of our newly elected members, with or without a ballot, will be announced at our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 6 July in Burlington House at 5 pm.
Elections were held to fill the vacancies on the:
We encourage broad representation on our governance bodies, drawing on those with industry and academic or other relevant backgrounds. We seek members who will represent the diversity of our membership in terms of location, gender, ethnicity and age range, with an interest in the breadth of the chemical sciences.
Elections to Council, Boards and Divisions are advertised with any eligibility criteria that might apply.
Every member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, regardless of membership category, is entitled to vote in elections. For elections to Divisions, Subject Groups and Local Sections only members of those bodies are entitled to vote. Vacancies for committees of Sections and Subject Groups are usually filled by direct contact with the individual Section or Group.
The President and Honorary Treasurer of the Royal Society of Chemistry are elected by the membership. Any FRSC is entitled to be nominated as a candidate. The President-Elect serves for one year before serving a two-year term as President and one year as Immediate Past President. The Honorary Treasurer serves a four-year term of office.
Vacancies for Ordinary Member of Council normally occur every two years. Any member is entitled to be nominated for election. If the number of nominations exceeds the number of candidates a ballot of all RSC members will be held. Ordinary Members serve for a four-year term of office.
Vacancies for Elected Members of Boards normally occur every year.