Board Elects Iain Duff ChairJanuary 4, 2006
At its December meeting, the SIAM Board of Trustees elected Iain Duff as its chairperson for the calendar year 2006.
Iain Duff is a member of the SIAM Board, elected to the Board of Trustees by the membership to a term that started January 1, 2003. Each December, the Board elects one individual from among its members to chair the Board for the following calendar year.
Iain Duff holds a position at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK. This is the first time that someone from outside North America chairs the SIAM Board.
Duff replaces Michael Overton, a long-time member of the SIAM Board, who chaired the Board for two years. The SIAM Bylaws stipulate a maximum number of terms that a member can on the Board, and Overton served the maximum number of terms possible.
The full list of members of the Board of Trustees, Officers, and members of the SIAM Council may be found at http://www.siam.org/about/board.php .