The Iran Society

Principal officers

Presidents

1935 - 1940    Lord Lamington GCMG GCIE
1941 - 1946    Vacant
1947 - 1958    Hon. Harold (then Sir) Nicolson CMG, KCVO
1959 - 1965    Sir Alfred (later Lord) Bossom FRIBA
1966 - 1974    Lord Shawcross QC
1975 - 1979    Lord Carrington KCMG MC PC
1979 - 1989    Viscount Runciman of Doxford OBE AFC
1989 - 1995    Sir Denis Wright GCMG
1995 - 2009    Lord Temple-Morris
2009 - Date    Sir Richard Dalton KCMG

Hon. Presidents/Patrons (Minister until 1944 then Ambassadors)

1935 - 1937    Hussein Ala CMG
1938 - 1939    Ali Soheily
1940 - 1941    Mohammad Ali Moghaddam
1941 - 1947    Seyed Hassan Taqizadeh
1947 - 1950    Mohsen Raïs
1950 - 1951    Ali Soheily
1954 - 1958    Ali Soheily
1958 - 1961    Hussein Ghods-Nakhai
1961 - 1962    Mohsen Raïs
1962 - 1966    Ardeshir Zahedi
1967 - 1969    Abbas Aram
1969 - 1974    Amir Khrosrow Afshar
1975 - 1976    M. R. Amirteymour
1976 - 1979    Parviz C. Radji
1999 - 2000    Gholamreza Ansari
2000 - 2004    Morteza Sarmadi
2004 - 2005    Seyyed Mohammad Hossein Adeli
2006 - Date    Rasoul Movahedian-Attar

Chairmen

1935 - 1937    Hussein Ala / Lord Lamington / Sir Denison Ross
1938 - 1940    No Records
1941 - 1947    Hassan Taqizadeh
1948 - 1950    Major-General W A K Fraser CB CBE DSO MVO, MC
1950 - 1954    Sir Giles Squire KBE CIE
1954 - 1965    G. W. Seager
1966 - 1973    Sir Peter Agnew Bt MP
1973 - 1976    Hon. Sir Clive Bossom Bt MP
1976 - 1979    Sir Denis Wright GCMG
1979 - 1980    Sir Roger Stevens GCMG
1980 - 1982    T M Tagg
1982 - 1990    G A Calver
1990 - 1995    K Bradford
1996 - 2006    M Noël-Clarke
2006 - 2009    H.J.Arbuthnott CMG
2009 - Date    A. Wynn

Hon. Secretaries

1935 - 1945    B. Gray (joint)
1936 - 1947    S. F. Shadman (joint)
1946 - 1947    Miss A. K. S. Lambton OBE (joint)
1947 - 1948    Darab Khan (joint)
1947 - 1955    H. D. Graves Law CIE JP
1955 - 1963    F. Richter CBE
1963 - 1965    C. A. Gault CBE
1965 - 1967    A. H. T. Chisholm CBE
1968 - 1969    J McV. Luard
1969 - 1972    J H Fenwick
1972 - 1975    P E H Alexander OBE
1975 - 1977    K Bradford
1977 - 1982    G A Calver
1982 - 1988    K Bradford
1988 - 1993    J R H James OBE
1993 - 2002    A D Ashmole
2003 - 2009    R M Mackenzie
2009 - Date    Ms M Esfandiary

Assistant Hon. Secretaries

1950 - 1954    Lt Colonel E H Gastrell OBE
1950 - 1951    Dr M. Sanai

Hon. Treasurers

1935 - 1937    E Wilkinson
1937 - 1946    F Hale
1946 - 1947    F A. Ayrton
1947 - 1948    H Musker
1948 - 1955    G W Seager
1955 - 1959    F Richter CBE
1959 - 1964    J D Hammond
1965 - 1968    W H Roberts
1968 - 1977    T M Tagg
1977 - 1988    Hon Lena Hall (Mrs. Neagle)
1988 - 2009    A Gray
2009 - Date    R M Mackenzie

Hon. Lecture & Meetings Secretaries

1956 - 1959    R S Highwood
1959 - 1967    P Avery
1968 - 1978    Dr R W Ferrier
1978 - 2000    P Gotch OBE
2000 - Date    Mrs Janet Rady

Assistant Lecture & Meetings Secretaries

1976 - 1978    P Gotch OBE
1992 - 2000    Mrs Janet Rady
2000 - Date    S Ala

Hon. Social & Meetings Secretaries

1959               Mrs E H Gastrell
1959 - 1966    Mrs B. Wontner
1967 - 1969    V A Nicholas

Vice Presidents

Sir Martin Berthoud KCVO CMG
Mr M Noël-Clarke
Mr B Golshaian
H.J.Arbuthnott CMG