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Board of Management

The role of the Board of Management is to supervise the administration of the Society's business on behalf of the Council, to advise the Council and to exercise the powers delegated to it by the Council. The Chairman of the Board of Management presents a report on the Board of Management's activities at each Council meeting.

There can be up to 12 Board Members, at least eight of whom must be Council Members. The President and the Vice-President are Board Members ex-officio. The Chairman of the Board of Management is appointed annually by the Council. Six Members of the Board of Management, comprising one Council Member drawn from each of the Standing Committees and the Membership Committee, are elected by the Council. Two members of the Board of Management, one of whom shall be the Chairman, may be appointed by the Council on the recommendation of the President. Two further members of the Board of Management of the Council may be appointed by the Council on the recommendation of the Chairman of the Board of Management of the Council.

The current Board of Management Members are:

  • Mr Hilary Hough (Chairman of the Board of Management)
  • Professor J Owen Lewis (Vice-President)
  • Ms Bernie Brennan (President)
  • Mr Robert Neill (President’s Nominee)
  • Mr Tom Byrne (Chairman’s Nominee)
  • Ms Diane Scott (Chairman’s Nominee)
  • Mr John Dardis (Council Member drawn from Agriculture & Rural Affairs Commmittee)
  • Mrs Ingrid Hook (Council Member drawn from Science & Technology Committee)
  • Mrs Mary Redmond (Council Member drawn from Equestrian Committee)
  • Mr Eoin McVey (Council Member drawn from Enterprise Committee)
  • Ms Alison Hackett (Council Member drawn from Committee of Arts)
  • Mr Pat Downes (Council Member drawn from Membership Committee)

 

For further information, please contact:

Cliona Deegan
Registrar
RDS
Ballsbridge
Dublin 4
Tel: +353 (0) 1 240 7221
Fax: +353 (0) 1 660 4014
Email: registrar@rds.ie

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