Director Generals

From Roger Fenton to the current incumbent The Society's Secretary, now known as the Director-General, has helped guide and manage The Society's activities and affairs.

The Society's first Secretary was Roger Fenton who established the administrative basis for The Society which served it well until the the Royal Charter was secured in 2004 which modernised The Society's organisational structure. The role is now known as Director-General and the incumbent manages the staff and building, works with The Society's trustees and acts as The Society's public face. 

1853

Roger Fenton, Honorary Secretary

1856

Rev J R Major, Secretary and Editor

1857

William Crookes,  Secretary and Editor                  

1858

Hugh W Diamond, Secretary and Editor

1868

John Spiller, Honorary Secretary

1872

H Baden Prichard, Honorary Secretary

1874

George Hooper, Secretary

1874

R J Friswell, Honorary Secretary

1877

H Baden Prichard, Honorary Secretary

1879

Lieut. L Darwin, Honorary Secretary

1883

F Maxwell Lyte, Honorary Secretary

1884

W F Donkin, Honorary Secretary

1889

Capt. A M Mantell, Honorary Secretary

1892

Chapman Jones, Honorary Secretary

1897

H Wilmer Honorary Secretary 1897

1898

Col. J Waterhouse, Honorary Secretary

1900

John A Hodges, Honorary Secretary,

1902

A W W Bartlett, Secretary and Librarian 1902

1905

J McIntosh, Secretary and Librarian

1921

H H Blacklock, Secretary

1939

J Dudley Johnston, Honorary Secretary

1946

L E Hallett, Secretary

1969

Kenneth R Warr, Secretary

1982

Lord Brain, General Manager

1990

Amanda Nevill, Secretary

1994

Adrian Knowles

1995

Barry Lane, Secretary General

2002

Noel Usher, Secretary General

2003

Paul Newman, Secretary General

2004

Judith O’Brien, Secretary General

2004

Stuart Blake, Director General

2011

Dr Michael Pritchard FRPS, Director-General