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 and Forums. 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
Vice Chair: Alastair MacGregor
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, Alex Kent, Sam Jennings, Ruth Birt
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: Helen Taylor
Vice Chair: Anita Kinsey
The Publications Committee oversees the Institute's publications including the International Journal of Food Science and Technology and Food Science and Technology.
Chair: Craig Leadley
Vice Chair: Emma Weston
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: Chris Gilbert-Wood
Committee Members: Julie Ashmore, Ivan Bartolo, Ralph (Jack) Blanchfield, Julian Cooper, Mike Gilligan, Hazel Gowland, Kathy Groves, Sarah Howarth, Andrew Hudson, Louise Manning, Christine Morrison, Robert Murdock, Stuart Musgrove, John Points, Henrietta Sameke, Matthew Sharman, Michael Walker, Peter Wareing, Alisdair Wotherspoon
The Nominations Committee oversees the election and appointment of Board Trustees. It is chaired by the Hon Secretary and comprises the the immediate Past President (whether serving on the Board or not), the Chief Executive and two ‘ordinary’ professional members.
Chair: Tom Hallands (Hon Secretary)
Committee Members: David Gregory, Jon Poole, Julie Ryan, Derek Croucher