Elections of Trustees, Council and Committee members

Details of elections, including nominations, candidate details and results.


The candidates proposed by the Board of Trustees to fill the vacancies for Vice-President, and Ordinary Member of the Board of Trustees are published in Engineering and Technology or Member News magazine.  Subject to the conditions laid down in Bye-law 69(b), members may nominate other qualified persons to fill the vacancies.  The requisite qualifications and procedures are set out in Bye-laws 69-75.

Members are also invited to nominate candidates to fill the vacancies for members of Council, Communities Resourcing Committee and seven Communities Committees.  There is 1 vacancy for each of the Committees and 6 vacancies for Council annually. Membership of Council and the Committees is open to all categories of IET membership. Members of regional Communities Committees must be resident in the region. Nominations must otherwise follow the conditions of Bye-law 69(b).


The Board of Trustees has agreed a statement of the skills, knowledge and personal characteristics required of Trustees and Board members.


A full list of candidates for election, with biographical details and ballot papers, is provided to all members entitled to vote.  The Board of Trustees wishes it to be known that it welcomes the exercise of the right to nominate candidates, but strongly deprecates organised canvassing for candidates by means of circulars or otherwise.  Such canvassing is prohibited by the Rules of Conduct.  However, members standing for election may present their candidate statements on a dedicated IET discussion forum, without limitation, and their supporters may make statements on that forum in support of candidates.

Elections in 2018

Message from the President

A call for nominations was published in the December 2017 issue of Member News magazine. The Nominations Form is available as a fillable-PDF file. The closing date for nominations was 5 January 2018.

Voting information was sent to all members eligible to vote in February 2018.  The closing date for the election was 11 April 2018.

Members with questions about elections should contact the Governance Department on +44 (0)20 7344 5415 or governance@theiet.org

Appointed Positions

Members wishing to apply for appointment to Council or Committees should email the Chief Executive and Secretary via governance@theiet.org   giving their membership number. Candidates who express interest in appointment will be asked to complete a form giving details of their skills and experience in preparation for the selection process. The closing date for nominations was 6 April 2018.