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Dr Julie Maxton CBE, Executive Director of the Royal Society

Executive Director

Dr Julie Maxton CBE is Executive Director of the Royal Society.

Please note, all email addresses follow the format


Name Job title
Lesley Miles Chief Strategy Officer
Jennifer Cormack Director of Development
Bill Hartnett Director of Communications
Paul McDonald Director of Grants Programmes
Natasha Bevan Head of International Grants
Emma Olsson
Acting Head of UK Grants
Vacant Head of Grants Operations
Sue Wilkinson
Acting Head of Public Affairs
Keith Moore Head of Library and Information Services
Alex Brookes Head of Scientific Programmes
Tracey Hughes Head of Marketing and Public Engagement
Barbara Wutte Head of Conference Services
Katy Gearing
Head of Industry and Engagement

Human Resources

Name Job title
Linda Kelly HR Director

Finance, Facilities and IT

Name Job title
Mary Daly Chief Financial Officer
Irfan Umarji Head of Finance
Amanda Meader Head of Facilities
Richard Gascoigne Head of IT

Science Policy Centre

Name Job title
Chief Science Policy Officer
Peter Finegold Head of Policy, Education
Emma Woods Head of Policy, Wellbeing
Dr Natasha McCarthy Head of Policy, Data
Elizabeth Surkovic Head of Policy, Resilience and Emerging Technologies

International affairs

Name Job title
Andrew Allen Director of International Affairs


Name Job title
Dr Stuart Taylor Publishing Director
Phil Hurst Publisher
Charles Lusty Head of Publishing Operations

Governance and Fellowship Office

Name Job title
Alan Pitt Director of Governance and Fellowship Affairs
David Silverthorne Fellowship Manager
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