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Our trustee board

Our Trustee Board governs and controls the Institution. Our Corporate and Associate Members elect our Trustees; elections are held every year.

The Trustee Board typically meets eight 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, our Trustee Role Profile and our Trustee Code of Conduct set out the responsibilities of the Trustee Board.

Trustee Board 2022-23


Eur Ing Phil Peel

Deputy Presidents:

Giles Hartill
Dr Clive Hickman OBE


Heather Clarke
Dr Richard Judge
Helena Rivers

International Vice-President

Vijay Raman

Ordinary Members

Bridget Eickhoff
Professor David Nowell
Ross O'Brien***
Professor Graeme Britton **
Chris Chong


Martin Robinson (Chair of Council)
Nick Valentine (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 2022/23

15 June 2022
20 July 2022
7 September 2022
19 October 2022
 7 December 2022
1 February 2023
8 March 2023
26 April 2023

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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