The BPG was founded in September 1988. A list of previous Chairmen and Honorary Secretaries is shown below:

ChairmanHon.Sec/TreasurerPeriod of office
Dr Victoria GouldenDr Hiva Fassihi2016-2019
Dr Robert SarkanyDr Robert Dawe2011-2015
Professor Antony YoungDr David Taylor2006-2011
Dr David BilslandDr Jim Lloyd2004-2006
Dr Sally IbbotsonDr Kevin McKenna2003-2004
Dr Lesley RhodesDr Kevin McKenna2002-2003
Professor Anthony YoungDr Lesley Rhodes2000-2001
Dr Gillian MurphyMr Harry Moseley1997-2000
Professor Brian DiffeyDr Robert Sarkany1995-1997
Dr James FergusonDr H du P Menagé1993-1995
Dr John HawkMr Neil Gibbs1991-1993
Dr Brian JohnsonMr Neil Gibbs1988-1991