2016 Councillors Group Photo
2016 RSV Councillors pictured with Lead Scientist of Victoria, Dr Amanda Caples and 2016 RSV Research Medallist Professor Lloyd Hollenberg.
SOCIETY PATRON The Honourable Linda Dessau AC
Governor of Victoria

OFFICE BEARERS 2023 and 2024

President: Mr Robert Gell AM, BSc(Hons), FGS
Vice-President: Dr Catherine de Burgh-Day, BSc, MSc, PhD
Honorary Secretary: Mr Jeffrey Luckins, BBus(Acc), FCPA, FGIA, FCG
Honorary Treasurer: Mr Siddharth VermaBEng(Civil), MBA
Immediate Past President: Mr David Zerman, MPH, FFIA, CFRM, FAIM


2023 and 2024

Dr Viktor Perunicic BSc, MSc, PhD

2022 and 2023

Dr Jane Canestra, MBBS, MPH, FACEM

Co-opted, 2022 and 2023

Mr Richard Blundell MEng, MBA, CEng

Dr Djuke Veldhuis, BA(Hons), MA, PhD


Mr Mike Flattley BA, GradCertMgmt, GradCertDes


Our Trustees are appointed by the Governor-in-Council (the Governor on advice from the Premier and Cabinet) under the provisions of the Royal Society of Victoria’s Crown Grant (1883) of the land on which its buildings had been established; as organisations could not own land at this point in Victoria’s history, our Trustees are effectively the land owners who ensure that the Society continues to fulfil the objects of the Grant, this being to advance and promote scientific knowledge in Victoria.

Dr Alan Finkel AC

Professor Lynne Selwood AO

Professor Timothy Entwisle

Dr Gillian Sparkes AM


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