How the Society is Governed

The main areas of Governance of the Society are managed by the Directorate of the Society.

The governance structure of the Society comprises primarily of a Board of Trustees as the body responsible for the advancement of the Society’s Objects, for its administration, and for the management of its finances and property, together with a Council, which concentrates on managing the professional, technical and learned society affairs of the Society and provide direction and leadership required to achieve, in equal importance, such key objectives including informing and influencing the direction of the Society’s Strategic Plan, increasing and maintaining the influence, respect and reputation of the Society globally, and sustaining and developing the body of knowledge and learned output.

The chief governing documents for the Society are the By-Laws, the Royal Charter and the Regulations.

As part of the standard annual audit carried out, Haysmacintyre have reviewed the Society’s new governance structure. Their representative, Mr Les Jones, interviewed both the President and key Society staff in the process. The resulting report can be accessed here.