SCI's Governance Structure

The governance of the Society is managed according to the Charter, By Laws and Rules. SCI's governance structure consists of a Board of Trustees and other governance committees in key areas such as Finance and Investments, Publications, Membership and Careers, and the Executive team.

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Key People

Paul Drechsler CBE

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Harry Swan
Chair, Board of Trustees

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Sharon Todd
Chief Executive Officer

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Finance and Investments Advisory Committee

Responsible for the financial affairs of the Society, manages the investment portfolio and maximises the return on premises at Belgrave Square. The committee is also responsible for risk assessment.

Early Careers Committee

The Early Careers Committee has both advisory roles and delegated responsibilities. The most relevant of the latter is administering Travel Bursaries and Scholarships. It reports to the Board of Trustees (BoT).

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee (MC) has an important and distinct role in helping SCI improve the way it serves the needs of its members which includes understanding what members need and advising the Board of Trustees.

Publications Committee

SCI has an internationally admired publications portfolio including Chemistry & Industry and learned journals. The Publications Committee is responsible for advising the Board of Trustees on all SCI publishing activities and strategies.

Governance documents