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Dr Julie Maxton CBE
Dame Julie Maxton DBE, Executive Director of the Royal Society

Executive Director

Dame Julie Maxton DBE is Executive Director of the Royal Society.

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Programmes, Partnerships and Engagement

Name Job title
Lesley Miles Chief - Programmes, Partnerships and Engagement
Bill Hartnett Director of Communications
Paul McDonald Director of Grants
Natasha Bevan Head of International Grants
Marianna D'Arco Head of UK Grants
Charlotte England Head of Grants Operations
Hugh Halligan Head of Grants Funding and Assurance
Keith Moore Head of Library and Information Services
Katy Gearing
Head of Industry and Engagement
Bronwyn Friedlander
Head of Media Relations
Robert Rutter
Head of Digital Marketing and Engagement

Human Resources

Name Job title
Linda Kelly HR Director

Finance, Facilities and IT

Name Job title
Mary Daly Chief Financial Officer
Margarita Lewis Head of Finance
Richard Gascoigne Director of IT
Kris Kosiba Head of IT
Amanda Meader Head of Facilities
Barbara Wutte Head of Conference Services

Science Policy

Name Job title
Dr Rupert Lewis
Chief Science Policy Officer
Peter Finegold Head of Policy, Education
Areeq Chowdhury Head of Policy, Data and Digital Technologies
Thomas Frostick Head of Policy, Research and Innovation
Elizabeth Surkovic Head of Policy, Resilience and Emerging Technologies
Dr Luke X Reynolds Head of Policy, People and Planet
Daniel Callaghan Head of Public Affairs

International Affairs

Name Job title
Ian Wiggins Director of International Affairs
Luke Clarke Head of International Affairs - Americas/Multilaterals/Africa
Laura Wilton Head of International Affairs - Europe and Asia

Publishing and Scientific Programmes

Name Job title
Dr Stuart Taylor Publishing Director
Katie Coupar-Evans Director of Development and Scientific Programmes (Interim)
Phil Hurst Publisher
Graham Anderson Head of Publishing Operations

Fellowship, Governance and Strategy

Name Job title
Alan Pitt Director of Fellowship, Strategy and Governance
Matt Cavill Head of Strategy
David Silverthorne Fellowship Manager
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