Requirements for Board of Trustees, Main Boards and Committee members
The effectiveness of Boards and Committees is enhanced by members, volunteers, non-members and staff working together to maintain the highest standards of respect, trust and integrity.
Skills - the ability to provide
leadership, including chairmanship of committees and working parties
innovative and strategic thinking, contributing actively and constructively
decision-making for beneficial “can do” solutions
communicating, influence and public speaking
representational and ambassadorial roles
financial and business development advice
sufficient time to contribute actively to boards, committees and working parties.
Knowledge - to provide an understanding of
The Institution of Engineering and Technology, its objects and purposes
legal duties and responsibilities of trusteeship
global engineering and technology profession
Experience - at least two of the following
Working in academia, industry, knowledge management, publishing or membership services
The leadership of a global organisation
Governance and/or non-executive directorship
Strategic planning, and monitoring and evaluating performance in commercial or non-profit organisations
Policy development or implementation
Financial and management accounting
For the more senior positions on boards and committees, candidates are expected to have held more senior positions in their careers and to bring a broader perspective on the engineering and technology profession.
Positions reserved for Young Professionals should attract engineers who aspire to more senior roles.
The aim is for skills-based boards and committees with members able to provide the mix of skills, experience and understanding of global membership issues, knowledge management and membership services, willing to speak their minds and to work closely with staff as a team, to deliver a more effective IET.
Where possible, boards and committees should have members who reflect the demography of the IET membership.