It was decided at the Exeter meeting in 1971, that the ICS should have neither a permanent president nor chairman, but that the chairman would change each year and the post be held by the host for the annual scientific meeting. However since this time the ICS has now grown to having almost 2000 members and it was felt that a formal structure was needed, with the society becoming a registered UK Charity.
At the 2008 AGM after an extensive review, the leadership structure was changed once more. A large Board of Trustees was elected to lead the society, chaired by the General Secretary, together with many changes to the Articles and Bylaws. The aims of these changes were to reflect the wishes of the Membership for greater democracy with much shorter terms of office and rotating positions.
View the ICS Board of Trustees and Committees