Board of Trustees
The 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 5 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.
Education & Careers Forum
The Education and Careers Forum oversees the Institute's activities and policies relating to education, careers and skills at all levels.
Chair: Richard Frazier
The Finance Committee advises the Board on financial matters. It is chaired by the Honorary Treasurer.
Chair: Ian Blakemore
Committee Members: Michael King, Richard Burt, Andrew Wilbey, Kelvin Thompson, Alex Kent
Professional Development Forum
The Professional Development Forum oversees all of the Institute's intiatives, assessment and accreditation relating to professional standards and levels of membership, continuing professional development activities, member assessment, and examinations.
Chair: Jane-Marie Hawronskyj
The Publications Committee oversees the Institute's publications including the International Journal of Food Science and Technology and Food Science and Technology.
Chair: Margaret Patterson
Vice Chair: Craig Leadley
The Scientific Committee is the Institute's key source of information concerning scientific, technical and legislative affairs. They produce material on scientific and technical issues on behalf of IFST, advise the Board on emerging scientific and technical issues, and ensure that IFST are producing reliable, authoritative information on food science topics.
Chair: Julian Cooper
Committee Members: Julie Ashmore, Ivan Bartolo, Ralph (Jack) Blanchfield, Mike Gilligan, Hazel Gowland, Sarah Howarth, Andrew Hudson, Louise Manning, Christine Morrison, Robert Murdock, Stuart Musgrove, John Points, Michael Walker, Alisdair Wotherspoon, Henrietta Sameke