Monty, who continuously served on Faraday Society Council for 20 years, was a driving force behind the society becoming an RSC Division. He served on RSC Council between 1994 and 1997 and as Vice-President of Faraday Division Council between 2000 and 2003.
Monty played a leading role in the establishment of the journal PCCP, which is now one of the RSC’s flagship journals, by persuading all but the French that a European Journal of Physical Chemistry was desirable. As chair of the Journals Management Committee (now Publications Board) he also responded positively to the suggestion that there should be a Journal of Materials Chemistry. At the time, he also unsuccessfully tired to establish a Materials Chemistry Division. The fact that this was recently brought to life shows how visionary his suggestion was. In short, Monty has been a loyal and very long-serving member at the highest level.