Ri officers and staff

Key officers and staff of the Royal Institution since 1799.

Presidents

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1799   George Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea
1813   George John, 2nd Earl Spencer
1825   Thomas Pelham, 2nd Earl of Chichester
1827   Edward Adolphus Seymour, 11th Duke of Somerset
1842   Algernon Percy, 4th Duke of Northumberland
1865   Henry Holland
1873   Algernon George Percy, 6th Duke of Northumberland
1899   Henry George Percy, 7th Duke of Northumberland
1918   Alan Ian Percy, 8th Duke of Northumberland
1930   Eustace Sutherland Campbell Percy, Baron Percy of Newcastle
1945   Robert John Strutt, 4th Baron Rayleigh
1948   John Theodore Cuthbert Moore-Brabazon, 1st Baron Brabazon of Tara
1963   Alexander Fleck, 1st Baron Fleck of Saltcoats
1968   William Wellclose Davis (acting)
1969   Harold Roxbee Cox, Baron Kings Norton of Wotton Underwood
1976   His Royal Highness Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick, the Duke of Kent

Secretaries

1799   Samuel Glasse
1801   James Peter Auriol
1811   John Lewis Guillemard
1813   Thomas Harrison
1824   John Lewis Guillemard
1826   Edmund Robert Daniell
1843   John Barlow
1860   Henry Bence Jones
1873   William Spottiswoode
1879   Warren De La Rue
1882   William Bowman
1885   Frederick Joseph Bramwell
1900   William Crookes
1913   Alexander Siemens
1915   Edmond Herbert Grove-Hills
1922   Arthur Keith
1926   Robert Robertson
1929   Charles Edmund Stanley Phillips
1945   Alexander Oliver Rankine
1953   Stanley Robson
1958   Harold Spencer Jones
1960   Harry Edward Hopthrow
1968   Maurice Arthur Thorold Rogers
1973   James Stuart Porterfield
1978   Henry John Valentine Tyrrell
1984   Eric Albert Ash
1988   Donald Charlton Bradley
1993   Kenneth John Packer
1998   Robin Jon Hawes Clark
2004   Alan Maries

Treasurers

1799   Thomas Bernard
1800   John Coxe Hippisley
1801   Charles, 8th Lord Kinnaird
1806   Scrope Bernard Morland
1830   George Duckett
1832   William Richard Hamilton
1849   William Pole
1865   William Spottiswoode
1873   George Busk
1886   Henry Pollock
1889   James Crichton-Browne
1926   Arthur Keith
1929   Robert Robertson
1946   Roland Edgar Slade
1952   George Ingle Finch
1952   Leslie Herbert Lampitt
1955   Willard Edward Schall
1966   William Wellclose Davis
1971   Ernest Gordon Cox
1976   David Paget Thomson
1981   Stanley Paul Osmond
1986   Rodney C. Wright
1991   Granville John Cooper
1996   Andrew John Osmond
2006   Gwynneth Flower

Chairs of the Board of Trustees

1984  James Woodham Menter
1985  David Paget Thomson
1987  Henry John Valentine Tyrrell
1989  Stanley Paul Osmond
1992  Robert Wilson
1993  Margaret Ann Boden
1995  Eric Albert Ash
1997  David John Giachardi
1998  Winston Fletcher
2008  David Arculus
2009  Adrian de Ferranti
2010  Sir Richard Sykes

Directors

1965   William Lawrence Bragg
1966   George, Baron Porter of Luddenham
1986   David Phillips (acting)
1986   John Meurig Thomas
1991   Peter Day

Chief Executives

2009–2017 Chris Rofe

Superintendents of the House

1806   William Harris
1813   William Thomas Brande
1821   Michael Faraday(acting)
1826   Michael Faraday(assistant)
1852   Michael Faraday
1867   John Tyndall
1887   James Dewar
1923   William Henry Bragg
1942   Henry Hallett Dale
1946   Eric Keightley Rideal
1950   Edward Neville da Costa Andrade

Senior Administrative Officers

1800–1810   William Savage
1810–1846   Joseph Fincher
1848–1889   Benjamin Vincent
1889–1928   Henry Young
1928–1950   Thomas Martin
1950–1951   Ralph Cory (acting)
1952–1963   Dora Wesley Ashwin
1963–1967   Walter Retlaw Westhead
1967–1979   David John Miller
1979–1989   Alan B Bouldstridge
1989–1996   Dennis George Osborne
1996–1999   Caroline Graham-Brown
1999–2009   Alan Winter

Keepers of the Library, Collections etc

1803–1823   William Harris
1823–1826   John Sturt
1826–1835   Samuel Weller Singer
1836–1849   William Mason
1849–1889   Benjamin Vincent
1889–1928   Henry Young
1928–1950   Ralph Cory
1950–1966   Kenneth Dennis C Vernon
1966–1967   Oliver George Weatherhead Stallybrass
1967–1973   Jeremy Weston
1973–1997   Irena Maria McCabe
1998–present  Frank AJL James

Lecture and Laboratory Assistants (select list)

1801–1803   Friedrich Christian Accum
1803–1813   William Payne
1807–1812   Edmund Davy
1813            Michael Faraday
1815–1826   Michael Faraday
1820–1825   William Bollaert
1826–1832   Thomas John Pearsall
1832–1866   Charles Anderson
1866–1885   John Cottrell
1881–1925   John William Edward Heath
1881–1909   Robert N Lennox
1887–1902   George Gordon
1900–1950   William John Green
1948–1986   William Albert Coates
1950–1957   Leonard Walden
1985–2004   Bipinchandra Hiralal Parmar
1987–1997   Bryson Llewellyn Gore
2004–present  Andrew Marmery

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