Members from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales all elect up to ten Directors annually and from those Directors, members of the Society Council are elected annually, and it is the Council which is the ISDS governing body. Council members also act as the Trustees of the Society.

Each of the four home nations (England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales) elects a Junior and Senior Vice President and a National President. The Chairman of the ISDS is also elected, and as well as chairing meetings, each Chairman has been at the forefront of advancing the Society and in determining policy.

The day to day administration of the ISDS is run by the Chief Executive, based at the ISDS office in Bedford, where the administrative staff carry out the day to day tasks of the Society.

Chairman    Thomas H Huddleston

Chief Executive   Mrs Judith Sheen

National Presidents   Term of Office  
England Andy R Jackman 2017/2021  
Ireland D John McCullough 2014/2018  
Scotland Ian Brownlie 2015/2019  
Wales Eirian Morgan 2016/2020  
President Elect Allistair Lyttle    
Council Members      
England Bevis Jordan Robin Dean Mike Northwood
Ireland Dan Morrissey Frank Cashen Brian Kelly
Scotland Ian Fleming John MacKillop Stuart McCrindle
Wales Gwynfor Owen W Meirion Owen Emyr Lloyd
Directors  Available from the office