Management Staff

Chief Executive

 June Perrin carried out her Business and Accountancy training at Grimsby College.  She also added invaluable training and skills in Human Resources, Health & Safety, Finance etc. during her years working for the YMCA.

She has worked for the Society since 2001; starting as the Assistant Director of Finance and Administration she stepped up to her current role after only eight months.

During this challenging and rewarding period she has gained a first class insight into the genealogical community of which the Society plays such a large part.


Else Churchill is the Genealogist at the Society Genealogists in London and a member of the Lords Chancellor’s Advisory Council on National Records and Archives. She has over 30 years of experience as a genealogist.

Formerly a professional genealogical librarian and  researcher, Else has worked for the SoG since 1994. She now leads on external liaison, representation and communications; the Society's education and publishing programmes as well as being the Society's subject specialist..

Her main interests lie in the seventeenth century and  finding sources for people who lived through the English Civil Wars and for supplementary genealogical sources for the long 18th century. Her own family history research is concentrated in SW Herefordshire in the 1670s.

Head of Archive and Library Services

Francisca Mkandawire is the Head of Archives and Library Services at the Society.  She is a qualified Librarian with a Masters in Librarianship with studies carried out at Leeds Beckett University.  Francisca has worked as a Librarian for over 27 years and has been a Senior Library Manager for eleven of those years.  Her most recent posts were with Hertfordshire Council and Harrow Libraries.

She commenced working for the Society in July 2017