We run a number of Committees. They are made up of volunteers, members of the Executive Team and a Board member. Our Committees oversee activities relating to their particular area and feedback to the Board. The Forums help develop policy, take work forward, and inform the debate.
The Education and Careers Forum oversees the Institute's activities and policies relating to education, careers and skills at all levels.
Chair: Alastair MacGregor
Vice-Chair: Simon Allison
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, Sam Jennings, Ruth Birt, Vanessa Fursden
The Professional Development Forum oversees all of the Institute's initiatives, 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
Committee Members: Helen Munday, Dr Melanie Brown, Sterling Crew, Derek Croucher, Jon Poole, Deborah Kendale, Mariam Zaki
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, Julian Cooper, Mike Gilligan, Hazel Gowland, Kathy Groves, Sarah Howarth, Louise Manning, Robert Murdock, Stuart Musgrove, John Points, Henrietta Sameke, Matthew Sharman, Michael Walker, Peter Wareing, Alisdair Wotherspoon.
The External Affairs Committee is the Institute's primary group providing guidance to the board and executive concerning its external engagement and policy setting. It identifies and prioritises areas where IFST can positively engage externally and helps to formulate key policy messages and positions IFST wishes to make. The Committee also advises the Board on appropriate measures of effectiveness and impact of the Institute in relation to its stakeholder relationships.
Chair: John O’Brien
Committee Members: Susan Arkley, Michael Bell, Andrea Cattaruzza, Craig Duckham, Helen Ferrier, Chris Gilbert-Wood, Helen Munday, Michael Walker, Alisdair Wotherspoon.
The Nominations Committee oversees the election and appointment of Board Trustees. It is chaired by the Hon Secretary and comprises the immediate Past President (whether serving on the Board or not), the Chief Executive and two ‘ordinary’ professional members.
Chair: Wayne Martindale (Hon Secretary)
Committee Members: David Gregory, Jon Poole, Julie Ryan, Derek Croucher