Council Members

The Society is guided by a Council, consisting of not less than 15 long standing members of the Society. These people meet on a regular basis to discuss the day to day operation of the Society and how best to support the branches, and to ensure that the objects of the Society are upheld.

The President is elected each year at the Society’s Annual General Meeting, held within 15 months of the previous year's AGM. The Chairman holds the office for four years, as do all Council Members, who may also put themselves forward for re-election for a further four years, if they are fulfilling a vital role.

Council Officials



Her Majesty the Queen


Mrs. Joanna M. Cadman
Deputy Chairman:


Mr. Nick Dutt
Vice Chairman:


Mr. Chris Houghton
Honorary Treasurer:


Honorary  Secretary:

Mr. Alastair Clement FFA, FFTA


Mr. Michael Riley


General Secretary:


Mrs Elizabeth Margaret Lloyd
Past Presidents:


William R. Firth Esq.,

John Clemence QPM

George Andrews FCIB FCIS FCIArb


Vice Presidents:


The Earl of Aylesford JP

The Lord Cope of Berkeley PC

The Lord Butler of Brockwell KG GCB CVO

Clifford James Trowse - Past Chairman

Mr B M Cronan

Mr C P Fairweather

Mrs Esme Robinson

Sir Henry Paston-Bedingfeld Bt

His Excellency Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton GCB RAF (Retd)

Council Members

Reverend Roderick Leece Chaplain to the Society
Lt. Col. Leslie Clarke Council Member
Dennis Stinchcombe MBE Youth Representative
Shirley Hankers Events Administrator
Christopher Houghton Website Manager
Lloyd James Membership Affiliations
Paul Herbage MBE City of London Branch Representative
Cdr James Nisbet Young Professionals Network
Farah London Young Professionals Network
Nick Hinchliffe Schools and Projects