How We Work
IFST's activities are run through a not-for-profit, limit liability company which was granted charitable status in November 2007. The company's directors are the Board of Trustees, elected by the membership. (View the company Memorandum and Articles of Association and Regulations )
IFST's organisational structure is designed to meet our continuing fundamental objectives whilst retaining flexibility to accommodate shifts in emphasis and evolutionary change. The Standing Committees advise the Board of Trustees on the topics and activities for which they are responsible.
Board of Trustees
is the governing and policy making body (legally also the Board of Directors) of the company and consists of a President, President Elect or Immediate Past President, Vice President, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, and the Chairs of the 6 Standing Committees. An Independent Assessor, responsible for assessing the effectiveness with which the Board discharges its duties, attends Board meetings but is not a Trustee.
advises the Board on financial matters. It is chaired by the Hon Treasurer.
comprises the Chief Executive (CE), who works with the Board of Trustees on resource planning, management priorities, development and legal and financial aspects. The CE is supported by 5 staff in implementing IFST policies and fulfilling plans.
are Communications Education & Careers Committee, Membership Committee, Professional Development Committee, Scientific and Volunteers & Networks Committees.
UK Regional Branches
provide opportunities for members to associate professionally and socially.
provide opportunities for members with common subject interests to come together professionally.
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