RHSQ Council in 2019. L-R back row: Michele Pickering, Rebecca Ling, Jeff O’Mara, John Pearn, Janet Prowse, Denver Beanland. Front row: Barrie Rollason, Michael Halliday, Stephen Sheaffe, Ruth Kerr, Ilona Fekete (former manager).
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.
|Vice President||Michael Halliday|
|Honorary Secretary||Ruth Kerr|
|Honorary Treasurer||Barrie Rollason|
|Immediate Past President||Stephen Sheaffe|
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|
|'Dig Tree' Committee||Denver Beanland||Dean Prangley, Ruth Kerr, John Pearn, Stephen Sheaffe, Anne Jones|
|John and Ruth Kerr Medal of Distinction Committee||Stephen Sheaffe||Janet Prowse, John Pearn|
|Library and Research Committee||Ruth Kerr||Ruth Kerr- Library Manager, Kay Cohen - Research Co-ordinator|
|Marketing Committee||Dean Prangley||Stephen Sheaffe, Jeff Brunne, Bob Mills|
|Membership Committee||Michael Halliday||Denver Beanland, Ruth Kerr, Noel Fawkes, Stephen Sheaffe, Sophie West|
|Museum Committee||Dean Prangley||Graeme Nicholson, Tim Roberts, Dion Rowe, Samantha Rowe|
|Program Committee||Michael Halliday||Dean Prangley, Tim Roberts|
|Publications Committee||Margaret Kowald||Graeme Nicholson, Ruth Kerr|
|Queen's Wharf Road Precinct (Brisbane) Committee||Stephen Sheaffe||Denver Beanland, Ruth Kerr, Dean Prangley, Sophie West|
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|
|Commissariat Store Museum Exhibition Curators||Frederick Carter, Gabriel Garde, Dominique Baines|
|Federation of Australian Historical Societies Representatives||Michael Halliday and Tim Roberts|
|Grants Co-Ordinator||Rebeca Ling|
|National Archives of Australia Brisbane Consultative Forum Representatives||Ruth Kerr, Elizabeth Nunn|
|Queensland Day Dinner and Separation Day Celebrations||Maryanne Pender|
|Queensland History Journal Editorial Team||Editor Margaret Kowald supported by Assistant Editors Ruth Kerr and Jan Wegner|
|Queensland State Archives Consultative Committee||Ruth Kerr, Elizabeth Nunn|
|Web content manager||Deana Hamwood|
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|