Council & Governance

The Microbiology Society is both a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, first incorporated in 1972. Members of Council bear the legal responsibilities of Trustees of the Charity and Directors of the Company.

Society President Professor Neil Gow explains in the video below why our governance is important, and how and why you should get involved in serving on Council, a Committee or a Division.

See the following sections for more detailed explanations.