BIEA’s Governing Council

The British Institute in Eastern Africa is a charity registered in England and Wales, Registration Number 1061622, and is governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association, which was last amended on 25 November 2003. The Institute’s charitable aim is to promote research in the field of social sciences and the humanities across eastern Africa. Its Council has identified four aspects integral to this aim: direct research, and the facilitation of research projects; the building of the research community; the development and facilitation of research collaborations; and dissemination and public engagement.

Its Governing Council acts as its decision making body and to ensure that the BIEA meets its charitable aim.

Membership of Council 2019-2020

Trustees and Officeholders

MR PETER BROWN CBE – Honorary Life Vice President
PROFESSOR JOHN MACK FBA FSA – Honorary Life Vice President
PROFESSOR HENRIETTA MOORE FBA FAcSS  (2020) – President
RT HON MR MARK SIMMONDS  (2021) – Vice President for External Relations and Development
MR ROBERT TENCH (2023) – Honorary Treasurer & Company Secretary
PROFESSOR PETER MITCHELL FSA  (2021) – Honorary Secretary
PROFESSOR GABRIELLE LYNCH (2020) – Vice President for Research
    JASON MOSLEY – Publications Officer
DR GEORGE HAANDISHE KAREKWAIVANANE (2024)
DR STEPHANIE WYNNE-JONES (2020)
DR MPALIVE-HANGSON MSISKA  (2021)
SIR JEFFREY JAMES KBE CMG (2022)
PROFESSOR AMBREENA MANJI (2024)
DR REGINALD CLINE-COLE  (2021)
DR LYNNE MUTHONI WANYEKI (2024)
DR PEDRAM ROWHANI (2021)
PROFESSOR EMMA HUNTER (2024)
DR MATTHEW DAVIES (2024)
DR MICHAEL JENNINGS  (2020)
PROFESSOR PAUL LANE  (2020)
PROFESSOR VICTOR MURINDE (2023)
DR IWA SALAMI (2021)
DR ADAM BRANCH (2024)
DR CERI ASHLEY (2023)

The Council consists of the Honorary Officers, up to fifteen other persons elected by the members of the Institute and up to three other persons co-opted by Council. All the Honorary Officers and elected Council Members shall retire at each Annual General Meeting following their appointment, but provided they have indicated their willingness to act and the Institute has not filled the vacancy, they are deemed to have been reappointed unless a resolution for the reappointment is put to the Annual General Meeting and lost. Members of Council are knowledgeable in the field of eastern African studies.

If you would like to be considered as a Trustee, please contact our London Secretary ([email protected])

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