Structure of the Society
The Society's structure and governance are established by the Charter and the Bye-Laws (See Governance & Charter). The main governance body of the Society is the Council, chaired by the President.
The President & Council
The Council manages the Society's income, funds, property and activities, according to the Society's Charter and Bye-Laws (See Governance & Charter). Council members come from a wide range of statistical backgrounds and comprise of honorary officers, including a President and 24 ordinary members.
The honorary officers of the Society are the Society's president and vice-presidents, honorary treasurer, and either the most recent Past-President or the President-elect. All honorary officers (except past president and the president elect) are appointed by Council.
Elections are held annually for ordinary Membership of Council. Honorary officers and fellows put forward nominees. If there are more nominations than vacancies a ballot is held.
Council Nominations and Elections
Every year a number of vacancies arise for ordinary membership on the Society's Council and all fellows are invited to make suggestions to fill Council vacancies.
Suggestions for Council membership are made initially by the honorary officers of the Society. Council then makes a number of nominations taking into account previous candidacies, the balance of statistical interests within Council, and demographic and age ranges of existing Council members. Following this process, the fellowship are invited to put forward additional nominations. When there are more nominations than vacancies for ordinary members of Council, a ballot is held among the fellowship. The votes are counted using the single transferable vote (STV) system.
The Society's bye-laws require Council to propose two nominations more than the number of vacancies for ordinary members of Council ensuring an election every year.
Current and past Council Members