Our Trustees and Committees

The RSA comprises three non-profits in affiliate relationship with each other: the core UK-based global Royal Charter Company and two affiliates RSA US (a non-profit in the US) and RSA Oceania (a non-profit in Australia).

Royal Charter Company

The RSA is governed by a Trustee Board which is responsible under the RSA Royal Charter, byelaws, and charity law for ensuring that the charitable objectives of the society are carried out and legal obligations met.

We are committed to ensuring high standards of rigour and accountability in all our undertakings and reporting. In addition to the RSA Trustee Board, the RSA regularly convenes Trustees and Independent Members through our Audit and Risk Committee, People and Remuneration Committee, and Nominations and Governance Panel.

Picture of Charlotte Oades
Deputy Chair

Picture of Ian Ailles

Picture of Jill Humphrey

Picture of Shaifali Puri
Visiting scholar at New York University


Picture of Fred W. Brown, Jr.
President and CEO, The Forbes Fund

Picture of Ric Grefé
Chair of the Board, RSA US

Picture of Panthea Lee
Co-founder and Executive Director of Reboot

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RSA Oceania

Picture of Mark Strachan
Chair of the board, RSA Oceania

RSA Committees

The RSA Audit and Risk Committee

Read about the committee and meet the members.

The RSA People and Remuneration Committee

Read about the committee and meet the members.

The RSA Nominations and Governance Panel

Read about the committee and meet the members.


Access our Annual Impact report, meet our trustees and find out more about how we are governed.

Our People

Find out more about the people behind our work.