Communities Committee

Skills, knowledge and personal characteristics of a member of the committee.

Member person specification

Each committee member should be able to demonstrate as many as possible of the following skills:

  • Understanding and commitment to the Institution and its objectives;
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Board Membership;
  • Integrity;
  • The ability to make good, independent judgements;
  • The ability to develop policy;
  • High level strategic thinking and vision;
  • Ability to assess performance;
  • Ability to think creatively;
  • Willingness to speak their mind;
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to accept consensus decisions and act upon them;
  • Ability to influence, empower and where necessary lead a team;
  • Experience in one or more of the sectors of interest to the Institution.

The Communities Committee need skills and experience in the following areas:


  • Strategic leadership of a global organisation;
  • Governance and non-executive directorship;
  • Serving the public interest;
  • Strategic planning, and monitoring and evaluating performance in commercial and non-profit organisations;
  • Policy development;
  • Financial management;
  • Risk management;
  • Influencing stakeholders;
  • Public relations/communication/marketing;
  • Understanding of the international engineering and technology industry.


  • Operations experience in a sales & marketing environment at corporate level;
  • Working experience in the defined region;
  • Good connections across the defined region;
  • Good knowledge of the issues that affect the delivery of the IET’s products and services across the region;
  • Experience with an international community of people and organisations;
  • A highly regarded professional stature and credibility;
  • Good understanding of current IET products & service, and the institution’s operation.


  • Legal;
  • Awareness of young persons issues.