Support Network is governed by a Trustee Board of up to 13 people, who oversee the governance and strategic direction of the organisation. The Board is quite diverse and has Trustees from both within the IMechE membership and from non-engineering backgrounds.
Elected trustees largely serve for an initial period of three years, after which they can stand to be re-elected for a further period of three years before taking a break of at least one year. As not all the trustees are elected at the same time, one or more vacancies occur in most years.
We hold four Trustee Board meetings a year. Since April 2020 due to lockdown restrictions, these have all been held online. We anticipate that future meetings will be held both in person and online as we adapt to new ways of working. We also hope that holding more meetings online will enable easier engagement at Board level by internationally based Trustees and those who cannot or do not wish to travel to London so regularly. Trustees are unpaid, though travel and overnight expenses as appropriate are met.
If you are interested in becoming a Trustee, please email the Support Network CEO, Anni Broadhead to arrange a time to talk. We look forward to hearing from you.
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