The IET is governed by an elected Board of Trustees. The terms of reference of the Board of Trustees are in the IET Royal Charter and Bye-laws. Reporting to the Board are:
- Audit and Risk Process Committee
- Finance and Investment Committee
- Nominations and Succession Committee
- Remuneration Committee
- Disciplinary Board
- Policy Panels
The activities of the IET are managed by three Main Boards. These are:
- Knowledge Services and Solutions Board
- Membership and Professional Development Board
- Volunteer Engagement Board.
These are requirements for the members of Boards and Committees and specific requirements for Council and each Main Board. The constitution of the boards is designed to ensure that, collectively, the members of the board have the full range of knowledge and skills required.
- Requirements for Board of Trustees, Main Board and Committee members
- Council person specification
- Knowledge Services and Solutions Board person specification
- Membership and Professional Development Board person specification
- Volunteer Engagement Board person specification.
Reporting to the Knowledge Services and Solutions Board is a Communities Resourcing Committee, to which report a number of communities committees:
- Communities Resourcing Committee
- Communities Committee Americas - Terms of Reference [PDF, 79KB]
- Communities Committee Asia Pacific - Terms of Reference [PDF, 79KB]
- Communities Committee Europe, the Middle East and Africa - Terms of Reference [PDF, 79KB]
- Communities Committee South Asia - Terms of Reference [PDF, 79KB]
- Communities Committee United Kingdom - Terms of Reference [PDF, 79KB]
- Technical and Professional Networks Communities Committee
- Young Professionals Community Committee.
Each Board and Committee operates under specific terms of reference and Members uphold high standards of personal behaviour, both individually and in their collective responsibility, to ensure good corporate governance of the IET. It is expected that any conflicts of interest if they arise, are declared. Nothing in our procedures precludes a member from questioning any aspect of our governance, bringing forward an issue for debate, or stating his view in a personal capacity.
The normal period of service for an elected or appointed member of any Board or Committee is three years. For appointed Members, the period of service on a Board or Committee cannot be extended beyond a maximum of six years. It is customary for one-third of the members of a Board or Committee to retire each year, to ensure a regular turnover. The president is ex officio a member of all Boards and Committees.