Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee has a variety of areas of focus. It is primarily responsible for driving forward the key strategic aim to “reinforce the Society’s long-term sustainability and resilience by diversifying income streams, increasing efficiency and ensuring robust governance” but works across the entire Society, and collaborate with other organisations as it develops the future leadership of the Society through professional development and membership engagement opportunities.

It also works to ensure the long-term viability of our operations through income diversification development via commercial and philanthropic means, which in turn supports all Society activities.


We are we are looking across the breadth of our international membership for three Elected Members of the Committee to serve a three year term from January 2024 – December 2026.

Please read the Committee Terms of Reference and submit a completed nomination form to [email protected] by 7 May 2023. Where there are more candidates than vacancies, members will be notified and entered into a ballot to be elected by the voting membership.

Sustainability Committee terms of reference


Committee Nomination Form


Council is also seeking a co-Chair elects for Sustainablity Communities Committee. Please see the Council Appointed Positions Page for more information.

Jose Bengoechea


Professor Jose Bengoechea

Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland




Sarah Maddocks


Dr Sarah Maddocks

Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK




Sutainability Committee Membership 2023

Jose Bengoechea Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland
Sarah Maddocks Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK
Geertje Van Keulen
University of Swansea, UK
Angharad Davies University of Swansea, UK
Marguerite Clyne University College Dublin, Ireland
James Edwards University of Plymouth, UK
Laura Bowater University of East Anglia, UK
Jack Sunter
Oxford Brookes University, UK
Winnie Lee University of Bristol, UK
Alison MacFadyen University of Glasgow, UK
Marta Simões Macau University of Science and Technology, China
David Whitworth Aberystwyth University, UK
Ashish William Lady Hardinge Medical College & Associated Hospitals, India
Chris Stewart
Newcastle University, UK
Arindam Mitra
Adamas University, India
Jennifer Ritchie
University of Surrey, UK

Terms of Reference

Sustainability Committee terms of reference


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