The Executive Committee is elected every three years at the Society's Annual General meeting, usually held during the Society's annual conference. The voluntary Executive Committee form the Society's Board of Trustees, and work together to promote and support professional, scholarly work in design history. The Executive Committee invites and welcomes those interested in becoming more involved with the Society to consider joining the Executive Committee. Queries of interest can directed to the current Chair of the Society.

DHS Trustees must exercise compliance, prudence and duty of care:

  1. Ensuring that the DHS complies with charity law, and with the requirements of the Charity Commission as regulator; in particular ensuring that the DHS prepares reports on what it has achieved and Annual Returns and accounts as required by law
  2. Ensuring that the DHS adheres to the requirements set out in its constitution and that it remains true to the charitable purpose and objects set out there.
  3. Complying with the requirements of other legislation and other regulators (as appropriate), which govern the activities of the DHS.
  4. Acting with integrity, avoiding any personal conflicts of interest or misuse of DHS funds or assets.
  5. Ensuring that the DHS is and will remain solvent, using its funds reasonably, and only in furtherance of DHS objectives; avoiding activities that might place the DHS’s funds and reputation at undue risk, and seeking professional advice on all matters where there may be material risk to the DHS, or where the Trustees or other committee members may be in breach of their duties.

Chair Claire O’Mahony

Chair of the Editorial Board Grace Lees-Maffei

Treasurer and Digital Secretary Tony Presland

Membership and Outreach Officer Harriet McKay

Communications Officer Emin Artun Ozguner

Teaching & Learning Officers and Essay Prize Officers Elli Michaela Young and Fiona Anderson

Student Officer (non-Trustee role) Tai Cossich

Conference Liaison Officer Marta Filipová