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Nominations and Succession Committee

Terms of Reference for the Nominations and Succession Committee.

Purpose

1.         To make recommendations to the Board of Trustees for suitable candidates for election or appointment to positions on Boards and Committees, seeking to achieve a balance of skills, demographics, diversity, sectoral knowledge and international membership.  To provide a robust and transparent process that is open and attractive to candidates.

2.         To manage the lists of potential candidates for current and future positions.

3.         To monitor nomination and election processes.

4.         To make recommendations for honours and awards.

Terms of Reference

(a)        To ensure the effectiveness of all the administrative processes underpinning talent management, succession planning, elections, handovers and nominations to all of the IET’s Boards and Committees.

(b)        To make recommendations to the Board of Trustees to meet the needs of the Board of Trustees, Main Boards, Committees and Council for skills, experience and diversity, taking account of the diversity and characteristics of the membership, including but not limited to geographical location, age, gender, employment, sector and interests.

(c)        To make recommendations to the Board of Trustees for the appointment of Trustees and the nomination of candidates for the election of Trustees.

(d)        To make recommendations to the Board of Trustees, for the appointment of the Chairmen and members of the Main Boards and the Committees reporting to the Board and Council and the nomination of candidates for the election of members of the Main Boards and the Committees reporting to the Board and Council.

(g)        To ensure that Young Professionals are adequately represented on the IET’s Boards and Committees.

(h)        To monitor the nomination and election process for governance positions that do not fall within its remit, eg for elected positions on the Main Boards and Council.

(i)         To manage the lists of potential candidates with appropriate skills, experience and personal characteristics, in conjunction with Board and Committee Chairmen, and to ensure that a wide selection of potential candidates are identified.

(j)         To maintain succession plans for key positions.

(k)        To undertake an annual review of the skills, experience and personal characteristics required for each Board, in conjunction with Board and Committee Chairmen, and to identify gaps to be filled.

(l)         To create and manage a list of suitably qualified members who might be future candidates to serve on the Board of Trustees, Main Boards and Committees reporting to the Board.

(m)      To make recommendations to the Board of Trustees for the provision of an appropriate programme of training and mentoring for the members of Boards and Committees.

(n)        To make recommendations to the Board of Trustees for the election of Honorary Fellows.

(o)        To advise the President when considering those to be nominated for honours and awards made by other bodies.

(p)        To consider other matters referred to it from time to time.

(q)        To report to the Board of Trustees.