Kerissa Khan MRAeS has taken over as President of the Royal Aeronautical Society at its Annual General Meeting on 4 May 2023. David Chinn was also elected as President-Elect during the meeting.

The president provides leadership of the council and of the society in pursuit of its objectives. They uphold the values, and reputation of the society as well as the interests of the members. The president is an ambassador of the society representing it at key engagements, influencing the global standing of the society in furthering the advancement of aeronautical art, science and engineering.

“Kerissa’s appointment as President of the Royal Aeronautical Society is a testament to her hard work, determination, and dedication to the industry. Innovate UK is proud to support Kerissa as she undertakes this important role, and we hope that this appointment will inspire more female leaders in the field,” said Indro Mukerjee, CEO Innovate UK.

“Kerissa’s background in aeronautical engineering, and her role inspiring the future generations of our industries align very closely with the Society’s objectives. We’re looking forward to working with her,” said David Edwards FRAeS, Chief Executive, RAeS.