Appointed by Council, it is the role of the MBA to ensure the day-to-day running of the MBA. Since 1884, the MBA has had twelve directors.
1884–1888: Walter Heape FRS.
1888–1890: Gilbert C. Bourne FRS. Bourne
1890–1892: William L. Calderwood
1892–1894: Edward J. Bles
1894–1936: Edgar J. Allen FRS
1936–1945: Stanley W. Kemp FRS
1945–1965: Sir Frederick S. Russell FRS
1965–1974: Sir J. Eric Smith FRS
1974–1987: Sir Eric J. Denton FRS
1987–1999: Michael Whitfield
1999–2007: Stephen J. Hawkins
2007–present: Colin Brownlee
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