RHSQ Council for 2022-23. L-R: Barrie Rollason, Matthew Rowe, Rebecca Ling, Stephen Sheaffe, Judith McKay, Dean Prangley, Lesley Synge, Denver Beanland, Ruth Kerr, Daniel Morgan, Sophie West, Lisa Jackson, Tracie Dornbusch, John Pearn (bottom right).
Management and Leadership
The Royal Historical Society of Queensland is led by a Council. The Council is chaired by the President, who is supported by the Vice President, Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasurer, Immediate Past President and up to 10 councillors.
The Council is supported by a series of committees that are responsible for overseeing various activities of the Society and reporting on those activities to Council.
Nominations for all Council positions are called prior to the Annual General Meeting.
The Society is grateful for the tireless effort of the many individuals who so freely give their time to serve on the Council, a Committee or through another volunteer role.
|President||Denver Beanland AM|
|Vice President||Matthew Rowe|
|Honorary Secretary||Ruth Kerr OAM|
|Honorary Treasurer||Barrie Rollason|
|Immediate Past President||Stephen Sheaffe AM|
The Committee structure is determined by Council. Committee chairpersons and members are appointed at the first Council meeting following the Annual General Meeting. From time to time, the Council may change the committee structure or change committee membership during the year.
|Awards Committee||Ruth Kerr||Denver Beanland, John Pearn, Stephen Sheaffe|
|Building and Queen's Wharf Precinct Committee||Stephen Sheaffe||Dean Prangley, Denver Beanland, Ruth Kerr, Dan Morgan, Matthew Rowe|
|'Dig Tree' Committee||Denver Beanland||Stephen Sheaffe, Ruth Kerr, Dean Prangley, John Pearn, Anne Jones, Ros Lauder|
|John and Ruth Kerr Medal for Distinction Committee||Denver Beanland||Ruth Kerr, John Pearn|
|Library and Research Committee||Ruth Kerr||Kay Cohen, Helen Best, Dorothy Carroll, Ruth Boyce|
|Marketing and Membership Committee||Tracie Dornbusch||Ros Lauder, Dean Prangley, Richard Hunt, Ruth Kerr, Noel Fawkes, Lesley Synge|
|Museum Committee||Dean Prangley||Judith McKay, Dion Rowe, Elizabeth Nunn, Desley Pedrazzini, Erica Long, Roslyn Mier, Graeme Nicholson, Jessica Parker, Sophie West|
|Program Committee||Matthew Rowe||Ruth Kerr, Dan Morgan, Lisa Jackson, Kay Saunders, Stephen Sheaffe, Glenda Sheaffe (Functions Coordinator)|
|Publications Committee||Margaret Kowald||Ruth Kerr, Graeme Nicholson, Rod Kirkpatrick|
The following supporting roles exist outside the committee structure although report to and are appointed by Council in the same way as the committees.
|Brisbane Living Heritage Network Representative||Glenda Sheaffe|
|Bulletin Editor||Graeme Nicholson|
|Federation of Australian Historical Societies Representatives||Stephen Sheaffe, Ruth Kerr|
|Grants Coordinator||Rebecca Ling|
|National Archives of Australia Brisbane Consultative Forum Representatives||Ruth Kerr, Elizabeth Nunn|
|Queensland History Journal Editorial Team||Editor Margaret Kowald supported by Assistant Editors Ruth Kerr and Jan Wegner|
|Queensland State Archives Consultative Committee||Ruth Kerr, Lisa Jackson|
The Royal Historical Society of Queensland is indebted to our previous Presidents for their work and dedication to the Society. In this section we take note of those people who have made a contribution to our Society through their leadership in this demanding role.
|26||Stephen Sheaffe||2017 - 2020|
|25||Dean Prangley||2014 - 2017|
|24||Helen Brackin||2012 - 2014|
|23||Carolyn Nolan||2009 - 2012|
|22||Denver Beanland||2007 - 2009|
|21||Jean Stewart||2004 - 2007|
|20||Ian Hadwen||2001 - 2004|
|19||Stephen Sheaffe||1998 - 2001|
|18||Michael White||1995 - 1998|
|17||Ruth Kerr||1992 - 1995|
|16||Ron Wood||1989 - 1992|
|15||Rod Mcleod||1986 - 1989|
|14||Drury Clarke||1983 - 1986|
|13||Norman Pixley||1967 - 1983|
|12||Sir Raphael Cilento||1953 - 1967|
|11||Allan Morrison||1948 - 1953|
|10||Henry Alcock||1945 - 1948|
|9||Raphael Cilento||1943 - 1945|
|8||Geoffrey Ward||1941 - 1943|
|7||Malcolm Campbell||1940 - 1941|
|6||Fergus McMaster||1937 - 1940|
|5||Thomas Welsby||1936 - 1937|
|4||Raphael Cilento||1935 - 1936|
|3||Inigo Jones||1930 - 1935|
|2||Francis Cumbrae-Stewart||1917 - 1930|
|1||Sir Arthur Morgan||1913 - 1916|