Our trustee board

Our Trustee Board governs and controls the Institution. Our Corporate Members elect our Trustees; 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 2020-21


Terry Spall


Peter Flinn


Heather Clarke 
Matthew Garside
Giles Hartill
Eur Ing Phil Peel

International Vice-President

Raymond Hodgkinson

Ordinary Members

Eur Ing Richard East
Professor David Nowell
Ross O'Brien***
Vijay Raman**
Helena Rivers

Ex-Officio/co-opted advisors

Martin Robinson (Chair of Council)
Michael Hirst (YMB representative)

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

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Trustee Board Meetings

Meeting dates 2020

17 June 2020
27 July 2020
16 September 2020
29 October 2020
9 December 2020
10 February 2021
17 March 2021

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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