The current holder of the position of Professor Emeritus of RILKO is Nicholas Cope, who was appointed in 2016.

In keeping with the RILKO Constitution, the present RILKO Council consists of four elected RILKO members, who act as Trustees of the RILKO Charitable Educational Trust (charity number 266677), in accordance with the Charity Commission guidelines:

  • Policy Spokesperson (Chair): Joseph MacDermott
  • Treasurer: Mary Pout
  • Promotion Liaison (former Chair): Sylvia Francke
  • Events Organiser: Karen Lennon

The RILKO Council may be contacted as follows:

  • By email at
  • By post at RILKO Treasurer, Baybank, Painters Forstal, Faversham, Kent ME13 0EE England