IAGeo Limited is the trading arm of the International Association of Geoanalysts (IAG). It was incorporated on 18th November 2004 under the UK Companies Act 1985 as company number 5290703. Its issued share capital is one ordinary share with a notional value of £1. This is currently held by Phil Potts, a past president of the IAG.
IAGeo Limited was formed as a legal entity to enable the IAG to enter into commercial contracts and to keep any financial transactions separate from the scientific business of the IAG, thus protecting members’ subscriptions and the Association’s funds. Its main role at present is to operate contracts with ASGA and Wiley-Blackwell for the publication of Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research. It is also the vehicle through which the IAG’s high quality reference materials are made available to members and the wider geoanalytical community at modest cost. The company has marketing agreements with other producers of reference materials. It is run on a day to day basis by Doug Miles, founding president of the IAG.