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. 

Finance Committee
Chair: Sam Jennings

The Finance Committee advises the Board on financial matters. It is chaired by the Honorary Treasurer.

Chair: Sam Jennings

Committee Members: Martin Austin, Ruth Birt, Ian Blakemore, Vanessa Fursden, Michael King

Education and Professional Development Committee
Chair: Anita Kinsey

The Education and Professional Development Committee oversees the Institute's activities and policies relating to education, careers and skills at all levels together with overseeing 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: Anita Kinsey

Vice-Chair: Marcin Paluch

Committee Members: Erica Barron, Alison Calvert, Sue Dix, Susan Doherty, Leanne Ellis, Richard Frazier, Bruce Lambourne, Richard Marshall, Debora Kottula, Kristina Loza, Martyn Robinson, Emma Sharp, Kiu Sum, Ifan Thomas

Publications Committee
Chair: Emma Weston

The Publications Committee oversees the Institute's publications including the International Journal of Food Science and Technology and Food Science and Technology.

Chair: Emma Weston

Vice-Chair: Valia Christidou

Committee Attendees:  Professor Charles Brennan, Dr Veronica Giacintucci, IFST Chief Executive

Scientific Committee
Chair: John Points

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: John Points

Vice-Chair: Alexis Guest

Committee Members: Julie Ashmore, Ivan Bartolo, Sue Bell, Julian Cooper, Chris Ellyatt, Chris Gilbert-Wood, Hazel Gowland, Kathy Groves, Elie Haddad, Peter Headridge, Sarah Howarth, Louise Manning,  Henrietta Sameke, Matthew Sharman, Mark Shippey, Debra Smith, Michael Spurr, Sue Swinbourne, Michael Walker, Peter Wareing, Alisdair Wotherspoon.


External Affairs Committee
Chair: Chris Gilbert-Wood

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:  Chris Gilbert-Wood

Committee Members:  Michael Bell, Anusree Bhowmick, James Brace, Andrea Cattaruzza, Craig Duckham, Victoria DuPont, David Francis, Purity Hrisca, John O'Brien, Helen Munday, Anna Setterfield, Pretima Titoria, Michael Walker, Alisdair Wotherspoon.

Nominations Committee
Chair: Wayne Martindale

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:  Sterling Crew, IFST Chief Executive, Helen Munday

Remuneration and Benefits Committee
Chair: Alec Kyriakides

The Remunerations and Benefits Committee oversees the remuneration and benefits of IFST employees and related HR matters. 

Committee Members: Sterling Crew, Wayne Martindale, Helen Munday