Election of Trustees and Council Members
Each year the Board of Trustees nominates candidates for election as Trustees and members of Council. Members may also nominate further candidates.
The IET welcomes nominations for all positions and it particularly welcomes applications from candidates that reflect its global and diverse membership, including candidates with disabilities, as they are currently under-represented in the governance of the IET.
Membership of the Board of Trustees is limited to Members, Fellows and Honorary Fellows, who should be registered members or similarly qualified. The office of Vice President is limited to Fellows and Honorary Fellows. At least one candidate for election as Vice President must be a current or past Trustee, or a current member of Council, or have been a member of Council or a Main Board in the previous three years.
All candidates for election as Ordinary Members of the Board of Trustees must have been a Trustee, or a member of Council or a Main Board in the previous three years. Candidates can be proposed and supported by Members, Fellows and Honorary Fellows.
Membership of Council is open to all categories of IET member including Students and Associates. Candidates can be proposed and supported by all IET members.
The Board of Trustees nominates candidates for election as Trustees because this is required by Bye-law 69. Members who wish to be considered as candidates for nomination in this way should study the specification for Trustees and Board Members and write to the Chief Executive and Secretary with details of their qualifications.