Our trustee board

Our Trustee Board governs and controls the Institution. Our Corporate Members elect our trustees and elections are held every year. The Trustee Board typically meets six times a year and Trustees are expected to attend most, if not all, board meetings. It is also customary for trustees to attend Council meetings.

The Charity Commission, our Royal Charter and By Laws 2014, our Trustee Role Profile and our Trustee Code of Conduct set out the responsibilities of the Trustee Board.

Trustee Board 2019-20


Professor Joe McGeough


Terry Spall


Peter Flinn
Matthew Garside
Giles Hartill
Eur Ing Phil Peel** 

International Vice-President

Raymond Hodgkinson** 

Ordinary Members

Heather Clarke
Eur Ing Richard East
Vijay Raman**
Dr Helen Meese
Professor David Nowell
Helena Rivers
Salma Suleyman***

Ex-Officio/co-opted advisors

Lydia Amaraquaye (YMB representative)
Simon Evans (Digital Transformation)

Council representative – by rotation


Notes: **Member ordinarily resident overseas     ***Member under 30


Our President holds office for one year. Our President-Elect holds office for one year and then becomes our President.

The President–Elect and Vice-Presidents are expected to chair one of our key boards, to also serve on a board or committee, to head various studies, to represent the President at events or visits, and to represent us on external boards and committees. Ordinary members are expected to serve on one or more of the key boards.

Read the Trustee Board Code of Conduct
Read the Guidelines for submitting a paper to the Trustee Board
Read the Trustee role profile


Trustee Board meeting dates 2019
18 June 2019
24 July 2019
17 September 2019
11 December 2019

Trustee Board Report and Annual Accounts

Find out how we are improving the world through engineering, meeting our strategic objectives and about our annual accounts - download the Trustee Board's report and annual accounts.

If you would like a printed version of this document, contact the Trustee Department, tel: +44 (0)20 7973 1311.

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