Sir Philip Pullman is author of the trilogy His Dark Materials. He has served as President of the SoA since 2013. The SoA's President is re-elected every five years – Philip's current term is 2018-2023.
In 1995 he was awarded the Carnegie Medal for his trilogy and has also won the Guardian Prize and the Astrid Lindgren Award. In 2004 he was awarded a CBE.