John Simpson CBE


The Earl Cadogan D.L.
The Worshipful The Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea
The Rt. Hon. Greg Hands, M.P.
Mr. Damian Greenish


The Council is appointed to manage the Society according to its Constitution and charitable status.

Members of the Council are elected by the membership of the Society, or co-opted for a limited period by the Council. Officers are appointed by the Council.

The terms of office of Officers and Members of Council are specified in the Constitution. new-constitution-21-11-16

The Chelsea Society welcomes nominations from its members and regularly works with individuals or sub-groups on specific areas of Society interest.

Officers and other members of the Council give their time on an unpaid basis. They are as follows:

Chairman: Dr. James Thompson  –

Vice-ChairmanMichael Stephen –

Treasurer: Michael Illingworth FCA

Secretary: Jennifer Grossman –

Membership Secretary: Allan Kelly –

Chairman of the Planning Committee; Michael Stephen –

Editor of the Annual Report: Dr. Sarah Ingham –

Other Members:

Paul Aitkenhead (co-opted)
Michael Bach
Martyn Baker
Patrick Baty
Terence Bendixson
Amalia Cebreiro
John Doncaster
Jane Dorrell
Christopher Lenon
Sir Paul Lever
Nigel Stenhouse (co-opted)
Fleur de Villiers

Please send postal correspondence to:

The Secretary, The Chelsea Society
Suite 117 Fairbanks Studios
65-69 Lots Road
London SW10 ORN


Nomination Form

If you would like to be considered as a member of the Council please complete this form:


Post to:
The Chairman
The Chelsea Society
Suite 117, Fairbanks Studios,
London SW10 ORN

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