How we are run

The Society is managed by an Executive Committee of Trustees.

The officers are:

  • Chairman: Mrs Rachel Thomas, CBE DL
  • Vice-Chairman: Dr Keith Howe
  • Hon Treasurer: Currently unfilled

Members of the Executive Committee:

  • Mrs Arabella Amory
  • Ms Lisa Eden
  • Mrs Jill Edwards
  • Mrs Victoria Eveleigh
  • Mr William Gash (Acting Treasurer)
  • Mr Nigel Hester
  • Mrs Anne May
  • Ms Kate O’Sullivan
  • Mr Roger Watts
  • Prof John Wibberley
  • Mrs Christina Williams

The President and Vice Presidents perform an important role in championing The Society and raising awareness in a wider context.


  • Following the recent death of Sir Antony Acland KG GCMG GCVO, this post is vacant

Vice Presidents:

  • Mr Rodney Coyne
  • Lady Elizabeth Gass DCVO JP
  • Professor Sir Dieter Helm CBE
  • Mr Stanley Johnson
  • Mrs Toni Jones
  • Lord King of Bridgwater CH PC
  • Baroness Ann Mallalieu QC
  • Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen Bt

Members of the Executive are elected at the AGM to serve for a period of 3 years.  We welcome nominations to the Executive, particularly from those with the skills and talents to assist our work.

Society Giving

The total amount of Society Giving between 2003-2021 is: