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Panel Members

2020 - 2021



Benedict Brain ARPS



John R Simpson ARPS


Dr. Hazel Mason FRPS

Hazel is a Doctor currently working on the front line of the NHS

Steve Boyle ARPS
Sarah Dow ARPS
Roger Ford FRPS
Robert Helliwell ARPS
Ken Holland FRPS
David Jordan FRPS
Viveca Koh FRPS
Malcolm Kus ARPS
Ria Mishaal FRPS
Michael O'Sullivan FRPS
Nigel Plant ARPS
Cathy Roberts FRPS
Stewart Wall ARPS
Stewart Wall ARPS
Linda Wevill FRPS
Ian Wilson ARPS
Janey Devine FRPS

The Distinctions Committee

The Distinctions Committee, appointed by Council, is tasked with overseeing the delivery of all distinctions activity on behalf of The Society.

Peter Hayes FRPS


Former chair of the Travel panel and the Multimedia panel. IPE finalist and former Photographer-in-Residence at Europe’s largest hospital. Extensive television experience. Photojournalist.

Jane Hilton HonFRPS

Jane is a photographer and documentary filmmaker who has exhibited internationally. Her work brings to our attention the extraordinary realities of ordinary people's lives and is renowned for her work documenting American Culture, in particular the American West.

Paul Mitchell FRPS

Paul’s interest in photography began in school. He now lives in East Dorset as a professional landscape photographer and specialist book designer. He is an assessor on the Fine Art and the Landscape panels.

Stewart Wall ARPS
Stewart Wall ARPS

Stewart is a professional photographer with 40 years’ experience with a BA (hons) and a Masters in photography as well as a professional teaching qualification. A photojournalist, Stewart is also a Regional Organiser with the RPS.

Barry Hoffman ARPS

External Advisor

Barry is a lifelong photographer who has undertaken long term projects photographing grand staircases and modern architecture. He also enjoys studio photography and creating images that inspire. Barry is a former trustee of RPS.  

Geoff Harris LRPS

External Advisor

Geoff Harris LRPS is the Deputy and Online Editor of Amateur Photographer, the oldest weekly photography magazine in the world. He's also been a regular freelance contributor to the RPS Journal. Geoff is a keen portrait, travel and documentary photographer and his images have appeared in the national press.