Council of Directors

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The tenth AGM of the Chartered IIA was held on 16 October 2019. 

Members heard reports from the outgoing President, Paul Manning CMIIA, the Chief Executive, Dr Ian Peters MBE, and received the report and accounts for 2018/19.

Members approved the appointment of Paul Day CMIIA as Director at Large, and voted in favour of: 

  • Mark Lenton CMIIA as President
  • Peter Elam CMIIA as Deputy President 
  • Peter Wood CMIIA being appointed as Chair of the Audit Committee
  • and Haysmacintyre LLP were re- appointed as auditors.

Membership fees for 2020/21 were also approved.

The elected directors to the Council were announced:

  • Piyush Fatania CMIIA
  • Moya Moore CMIIA
  • Elizabeth Stevenson PIIA
  • Gary Stewart CMIIA

About the Council

The Council is the governing body of the Chartered IIA and is responsible for managing the business and affairs of the Institute. Its role is strategic, while day-to-day management of the organisation is delegated to the Chief Executive. The Council is responsible for:

  • Determining the Institute's vision, values and goals
  • Determining the Institute's strategic objectives and strategic policies
  • Setting the pace for the Institute's current operations and future development
  • Ensuring that the Institute's organisational structure and capability are appropriate for implementing the chosen strategies
  • Monitoring and evaluating the implementation of strategies, policies and business plans
  • Ensuring that internal controls are effective
  • Ensuring accountability to members.   

Council is the ultimate decision making body in the Chartered IIA. It takes reports from the committees and the executive and makes decisions based on their input and recommendations.


Role profile for Council members 

Council members need to have the ability to work in a team and to critically analyse all matters. They need to have sound independent judgement. They should also have the ability to participate positively and constructively within meetings. 

It is essential that they are willing and able to put in the time required. They should be active in the profession and ideally should also be active in the Chartered IIA. Council members must support the aims and objectives of the Institute.


Composition of Council

The Council is comprised of a maximum of 15 directors. There may be up to four categories of director at any one time:

  • Nine elected directors - elected by the voting members of the Chartered IIA. Elections are held each year, with one third of the Directors standing down in each year. Elected Directors must be voting Institute members.
  • The chief executive, who is a director by right of office.
  • Up to five directors at Large - voting Institute members, nominated by the Council and elected by the membership at the AGM.
  • Up to three co-opted directors - appointed by decision of the Council and need not be members of the Institute.

The sectors represented by Council should reflect the composition of the membership. The current directors are from the following sectors: 

  • Banking  2
  • Industry and commerce  3
  • Financial services  2
  • Insurance  1
  • Central government  2
  • Voluntary sector  1
  • Consultancy  2

Elections to Council

The nine elected Directors of Council are all voting members of the Chartered IIA. They are nominated and elected by voting Institute members.

The Council includes up to five Directors at large and up to three Co-opted Directors. Directors at Large are voting Institute members nominated by Council and elected by members at the AGM; Co-opted Directors are appointed by the Council and need not be Institute members.

The President, Deputy President and Chair of the Audit Committee are nominated from the existing Directors by the Council.