Arthur Giraud Browning (1835-1907) was a civil engineer who was elected director of the French Hospital in 1873, served as Secretary in 1875 and Deputy-Governor in 1898. Browning was also a governor of the French Protestant School in Westminster.
In 1876 Browning appealed to fellow directors to donate books and artefacts about Huguenots and their history.
On 21st May 1885 Browning arranged a dinner at the Criterion restaurant in London. At this dinner Browning proposed the formation of the Huguenot Society of London.