The Chess in Schools Commission was created in 1984.
The list of Chairmen:
1984-1985 Rafael Tudela
1985-1986 co-chairmen: Rafael Tudela & Roman Toran
1986-1988 co-chairmen: Panagiotis Kontos & Nicola Palladino
1988-1990 Nicola Palladino
1990-1994 Nicola Palladino
1994-1998 Nicola Palladino
1998-2002 Nicola Palladino
2002-2004 Nicola Palladino (resigned 2004)
2004-2005 co-chairmen: Goran Antunac & Uvencio Blanco
2005-2006 Ali Nihat Yazici
2006-2010 Uvencio Blanco
2010-2014 Ali Nihat Yazici
2014- Kevin O'Connell
A brief history of chess in the school curriculum, from 19 June 1996 (date of the decree making chess compulsory in Kalmykia schools) to the present state of 30+ countries having introduced chess as a compulsory or optional part of the curriculum can be downloaded here.