Leadership and Management
The Royal Historical Society is led by our Council. The Council is chaired by our President, who is supported by the Vice President, Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasurer, Immediate Past President and up to 10 councillors.
The Council is supported by a series of committees that are responsible for overseeing various activities of the Society and reporting on those activities to Council.
Nominations for all Council positions are called in the lead up to the Annual General Meeting. Eligible Society members, as defined by the constitution are encouraged to contact a member of the executive to discuss any questions you may have about applying to Council.
The Society is grateful for the tireless effort of the many individuals who so freely give their time to serve on the Council, a Committee or through another volunteer role.
|Vice President||Stephen Sheaffe|
|Honorary Secretary||Ruth Kerr|
|Honorary Treasurer||Barrie Rollason|
The Committee structure is determined by Council. Committee leaders and members are appointed at the first Council meeting following the Annual General Meeting. From time to time, with a majority vote at a meeting the Council may change the committee structure or change committee membership throughout the year.
|Awards Committee||Denver Beanland, Ruth Kerr, John Pearn, Stephen Sheaffe|
|'Dig Tree' Advisory Committee||Carolyn Nolan||Helen Brackin, Ruth Kerr, John Pearn, Stephen Sheaffe|
|John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction Committee||Dean Prangley||John Pearn, Janet Prowse|
|Program and Marketing Committee||Janet Prowse||Jeff O'Mara, Maryanne Pender, Dean Prangley, Tim Roberts, Nick Wall|
|Membership Committee||Denver Beanland||Noel Fawkes, Ruth Kerr, Dean Prangley, Jon Stanford|
|Museum Committee||Jeff O'Mara||Graeme Nicholson, Dean Prangley|
|Queen's Wharf Road Precinct (Brisbane) Committee||Dean Prangley||Denver Beanland, Ruth Kerr, Janet Prowse, Stephen Sheaffe|
|Publications Committee||Ruth Kerr||Val Donovan, Margaret Kowald, Graeme Nicholson|
The following supporting roles exist outside the Committee Structure although report to and are appointed by Council in the same way as the Committees.
|Brisbane Living Heritage Network Representative||Lee Beanland|
|Bulletin Editor||Hon Editor Graeme Nicholson supported by Assistant Editor Marjorie Shackleton|
|Commissariat Store Museum Exhibition Curator|
|Federation of Australian Historical Societies Representatives||Maryanne Pender and Kay Saunders|
|Grants Co-ordinator||Rebecca Ling|
|Library Manager||Ruth Kerr|
|National Archives of Australia Brisbane Consultative Forum Representatives||Ruth Kerr|
|Queensland History Journal Editorial Team||Hon Editor Margaret Kowald supported by Assistant Editors Val Donovan and Ruth Kerr|
|Queensland State Archives Consultative Forum||Ruth Kerr|
|Web Coordinator||Nick Wall|
The Royal Historical Society of Queensland is indebted to our previous Presidents for their work and dedication to the Society. In this section we take note of those people who have made a contribution to our Society through their leadership in this demanding role.
|23||Carolyn Nolan||2009 - 2012|
|22||Denver Beanland||2007 - 2009|
|21||Jean Stewart||2004 - 2007|
|20||Ian Hadwen||2001 - 2004|
|19||Stephen Sheaffe||1998 - 2001|
|18||Michael White||1995 - 1998|
|17||Ruth Kerr||1992 - 1995|
|16||Ron Wood||1989 - 1992|
|15||Rod Mcleod||1986 - 1989|
|14||Drury Clarke||1983 - 1986|
|13||Norman Pixley||1967 - 1983|
|12||Sir Raphael Cilento||1953 - 1967|
|11||Allan Morrison||1948 - 1953|
|10||Henry Alcock||1945 - 1948|
|9||Raphael Cilento||1943 - 1945|
|8||Geoffrey Ward||1941 - 1943|
|7||M P Campbell||1940 - 1941|
|6||Fergus McMaster||1937 - 1940|
|5||Thomas Welsby||1936 - 1937|
|4||Raphael Cilento||1935 - 1936|
|3||Inigo Jones||1930 - 1935|
|2||Francis Cumbrae-Stewart||1917 - 1930|
|1||Sir Arthur Morgan||1913 - 1916|