There are vacancies on Council, Boards and Divisions to serve from the Annual General Meeting in July 2017.
The President is an advocate for the chemical sciences, ambassador for the Royal Society of Chemistry, Trustee of the Charity and Chair of Council. The President Elect will serve for one year from the AGM in July 2017, before becoming President in 2018 for two years and subsequently serving one year as Immediate Past President.
Council’s nominee for President Elect is
Carol Robinson DBE HonFRSC FRS, Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Oxford, UK
Carol Robinson holds the Chair of Doctor Lee’s Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford and is a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Carol is the first female Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford and was previously the first female Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. She is renowned for pioneering the use of mass spectrometry as an analytical tool and for her ground breaking research in to the 3D structure of proteins.
Carol studied our Graduate of the Royal Society of Chemistry qualifications part time while working at Pfizer before becoming a graduate student at Churchill College from 1980-1982, completing her PhD in two years. Following an eight-year career break to begin raising her three children, she returned to research at Oxford, later becoming a titular professor in 1999.
In 2001 she returned to Cambridge to continue her research into mass spectrometry and was elected a Professorial Fellow at Churchill College, a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2004, and a Royal Society Research Professor in 2006. In 2009 she was elected Doctor Lee’s Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford and in 2013 was awarded the title of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
At the closing date for nominations no further nominations were received therefore Carol Robinson is declared elected without a ballot.
The Honorary Treasurer is a Trustee of the Charity and a member of Council who will serve a three-year term of office from the AGM in July 2017.
Council’s nominee for Honorary Treasurer is
Paul Satchell CChem FRSC, Equity Analyst, Investec Bank PLC, UK
Paul has 19 years of experience as a sell-side analyst, previously having been with Collins Stewart/Canaccord, ING, Merrill Lynch, Flemings and Paribas.
Before becoming an analyst, Paul worked in the chemical industry for 16 years, mainly with BP/BP Chemicals and latterly as a specialist industry consultant with Coopers & Lybrand.
He obtained a BSc in Chemistry and a PhD in Physical Chemistry with Howard Purnell (Past President) from University College of Swansea (1974/80) and become a Graduate member in 1978.
He has served as a Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of ICIS Chemical Business (formerly European Chemical News).
Paul is currently the Chair of our Investment Committee and Member of the Finance and Resources Board.
At the closing date for nominations no further nominations were received therefore Paul Satchell is declared elected without a ballot.
Ordinary Members of Council
Ordinary Members of Council are Trustees of the Charity and will serve a four-year term of office from the AGM in July 2017.
There are four vacancies and Council’s nominees, causing an election, are
- Andy Bell CChem FRSC, Head of the Home Office Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST), UK
- John Dexter CChem FRSC, Acting Headteacher, Trinity School, Nottingham, UK
- Julia Hatto BEM CSci CChem FRSC, Consultant, UK
- Nicholas Norman CChem MRSC, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Head of the School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, UK
- Elizabeth Rowsell MRSC, Technology Manager, Johnson Matthey Technology Centre, UK
At the closing date for nominations a further nomination was received from the membership. A ballot will be held.
There are vacancies for elected members of Boards to serve for a three-year term from the AGM in July 2017:
Elected member of Membership and Qualifications Board
At the closing date for nominations there was one nomination received therefore the candidate will be declared elected without a ballot.
Elected member of Science, Education and Industry Board
At the closing date for nominations no nominations were received therefore it is the responsibility of Council to fill the vacancy.
Electoral Regulations and guidance for candidates
The RSC will contract with Mi-Voice, an elections service provider, to manage the elections that are required. Our 2017 elections will be conducted through electronic services. If you would like to update your email address, please contact Membership before 17 March.
For our members who wish to continue casting their vote by post Mi-Voice, on our behalf, have set up a request telephone line +44 (0)2380 762877 and website link where you are able to request a postal ballot to be sent or provide an email address for the use of the RSC’s 2017 elections only. These are available from 4 January until 21 April 2017.
The names of the newly elected members will be announced at the AGM.
There are vacancies for President Elect of Divisions, Honorary Secretary of Analytical Division Council and elected members of Division Councils.
Nominations have now closed. More information on the Division vacancies