Past Presidents

Those listed below have previously served as President of the ISM.

  • 2018-19 Professor David Saint
  • 2017-18 Susan Sturrock
  • 2016-17 Nicolas Chisholm MBE
  • 2015-16 Jeremy Jackman
  • 2014-15 Professor Sir Barry Ife CBE
  • 2013-14 Richard Hallam MBE
  • 2012-13 Suzi Digby OBE (Lady Eatwell)
  • 2011-12 Professor Paul Max Edlin
  • 2010-11 Porifessor Gavin Henderson CBE
  • 2009-10 Kenneth Ian Hÿtch
  • 2008-09 Professor Roderick Swanston
  • 2007-08 Roger Vignoles
  • 2006-07 Colin Bradbury
  • 2005-06 Robert Lloyd CBE
  • 2004-05 Professor George Caird
  • 2003-04 Professor John Morehen
  • 2002-03 Guy Woolfenden OBE
  • 2001-02 John Stephens OBE
  • 2000-01 Sarah Walker CBE
  • 1999-2000 Dr George McPhee MBE
  • 1998-99 John Hosier CBE
  • 1997-98 Professor George Pratt
  • 1996-97 Ian Partridge CBE
  • 1995-96 Emanuel Hurwitz CBE
  • 1994-95 Sir Philip Ledger CBE
  • 1993-94 Jack Brymer OBE
  • 1992-93 Dame Gillian Weir DBE
  • 1991-92 Sir John Manduell CBE
  • 1990-91 Dr Lionel Dakers CBE
  • 1989-90 William Mathias CBE
  • 1988-89 Pamela Bowden
  • 1987-88 Patrick Salisbury
  • 1986-87 Louis Carus
  • 1985-86 Meredith Davies CBE
  • 1984-85 Sir David Lumsden
  • 1983-84 John McCabe CBE
  • 1982-83 Sir Charles Groves CBE
  • 1981-82 Ronald Smith
  • 1980-81 Evelyn Barbirolli OBE
  • 1979-80 Ian Wallace OBE
  • 1978-79 Sir David Willcocks CBE MC
  • 1977-78 William Llewellyn MBE
  • 1976-77 Ida Carroll OBE
  • 1975-76 Richard Lewis CBE
  • 1974-75 Willis Grant
  • 1972-74 Leonard Blake
  • 1971-72 Sir Charles Groves CBE
  • 1970-71 Philip Cranmer
  • 1969-70 Sir Peter Pears CBE
  • 1968-69 Hervey Alan OBE
  • 1967-68 Sir Anthony Lewis CBE
  • 1966-67 Maurice Allen
  • 1965-66 Frank Merrick CBE
  • 1964-65 The Lord Menuhin OM KBE
  • 1963-64 James Denny MBE
  • 1962-63 Sir Jack Westrup
  • 1961-62 Gerald Moore CBE
  • 1960-61 Sir Thomas Armstrong
  • 1959-60 Leslie Regan
  • 1958-59 Sir William McKie MVO
  • 1957-58 Douglas Fox OBE
  • 1956-57 Sir Malcolm Sargent
  • 1955-56 Sir Reginald Thatcher OBE MC
  • 1954-55 W Greenhouse Allt CVO CBE
  • 1953-54 Herbert Wiseman
  • 1952-53 Walter Stanton
  • 1951-52 Herbert Howells CH CBE
  • 1950-51 Edric Cundell CBE
  • 1949-50 Astra Desmond CBE
  • 1948-49 Henry Havergal OBE
  • 1947-48 Harold Craxton OBE
  • 1946-47 Sir Ernest Bullock CVO
  • 1945-46 Sir Thomas Armstrong
  • 1941-45 Sir George Dyson KCVO
  • 1940-41 Frederic Austin
  • 1939-40 Sir Hugh Allen GCVO
  • 1938-39 Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart CH
  • 1937-38 Robert Forbes CBE
  • 1936-37 Sir Percy Buck
  • 1935-36 Sir Stanley Marchant, CVO
  • 1934-35 Sir Edward Bairstow
  • 1933-34 W Gillies Whittaker
  • 1932-33 Harry Plunket Greene
  • 1931-32 Bernard Johnson
  • 1930-31 Sir John McEwen
  • 1929-30 Sir Hugh Allen GCVO
  • 1928-29 Sir Adrian Boult CH
  • 1926-28 E Markham Lee
  • 1925-26 Sir Walford Davies KCVO OBE
  • 1924-25 Sir Donald Tovey
  • 1923-24 Sir Landon Ronald
  • 1922-23 Allen Gill
  • 1921-22 Arthur Mann