The Institute is governed by Council, which currently consists of 20 members who are elected from, and by, the corporate membership; as well as 3 co-opted members.
The rules for the election of Council members are set out in the Bylaws.
Council members are the trustees of the Institute. Charity trustees are responsible for the general control and management of the administration of the charity. As such, Council has the ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of the Institute, ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it has been set up. Council sets and monitors the Institute’s strategy which delivers these charitable outcomes.
Council members give their time voluntarily and are not remunerated for their work on behalf of the Institute. Council meets four times a year, normally in January, April, July and November.
|Professor Sir Peter Knight||President|
|Dr Frances Saunders||President-elect|
|Professor Stuart Palmer||Honorary Secretary|
|Professor Julian Jones||Honorary Treasurer|
|Mrs Jenny Richards||Vice-president, Membership & Qualifications|
|Mr Philip Britton||Vice-president, Education|
|Professor Alison McMillan||Vice-president, Business|
|Professor Tom McLeish||Vice-president, Science|
|Mr Graham Bone||Ordinary Member|
|Professor Robert Bowman||Ordinary Member (elected from Branches)|
|Professor Brian Foster||Ordinary Member|
|Mrs Rhona Goss||Ordinary Member|
|Professor James Hough||Ordinary Member|
|Professor Gordon Love||Ordinary Member (elected from Groups)|
|Professor Averil Macdonald||Ordinary Member|
|Dr David McPhail||Ordinary Member (elected from Groups)|
|Dr Vladimir Vishnyakov||Ordinary Member (elected from Branches)|
|Dr Steven Watt||Ordinary Member|
|Mrs Mary Whitehouse||Ordinary Member|
|Mrs Liz Whitelegg||Ordinary Member|
|Dr Nicola Wilkin||Ordinary Member (elected from Groups)|
|Mr Kevin Gell||Co-opted Member|
|Dr Ade Ogunsola||Co-opted Member|
|Mr Geoff McFarland||Co-opted Member|