The Board of Trustees currently comprises 12 Elected Trustees with the President attending as an ex officio non-voting member.
2023 President: John Bassie FCIArb, President ex-officio
The elected Trustees serve for up to two four-year terms, with elections being held on a biennial rotating basis.
Elected Trustees take up office from 1 January in the year following their election. The maximum continuous period a Trustee can serve for is eight years, after which they must wait at least two years before standing for re-election.
The Board of Trustees elect a Chair of the Board and an Honorary Treasurer on an annual basis.
The elected members of the Board of Trustees are trustees for the membership as a whole (i.e. not regionally representational) and are not permitted to hold any other office nor take up any other appointment within the Institute, while serving as a Trustee.
The Board of Trustees meet four times a year in February, June, September and November and every alternate year, the Board of Trustees' Autumn meeting coincides with the holding of Congress.