Our key corporate governance activities are concerned with member ballots, annual elections for Trustee Board and Council, General Meetings of the Institution, corporate projects and reviews.
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The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is governed by a Board of Trustees who are supported by key governance, advisory and operational boards. The Trustee Board carries out its duties in accordance with the Royal Charter, By-laws and Charity Commission guidelines.
Governance Boards and Committees
Our Corporate Members and Associate Members elect our Trustees, who sit on the Trustee Board. Elections are held every year.
The Audit & Risk Committee provides an objective and independent review of the design and operation of risk management, control and governance processes operated across the Institution.
Oversees the strategy and delivery of the Institution’s trading companies with direct accountability to the Finance Board and ultimately to the Trustee Board.
Responsible for processes and procedures for the recruitment, assessment and nomination of candidates to IMechE's boards and committees.
The Regional Strategy Board (RSB) represents the active UK & Ireland Regional network, reporting directly to Trustee Board.
Leading the strategic planning in support of the Institution’s primary objectives and purposes.
Our Young Members Board (YMB) representatives are responsible for bringing the views of our Young Members from their specific area to the forefront of discussion.
Recommends policy on the Institution’s Major Prizes and Awards, as well as all general Prizes, Awards, Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants, which stem from the Institution’s Trust Funds.
Advisory, OPERATIONAL BOARDS AND OTHER COMMITTEES
Guides and advises the Trustee Board on strategy, membership and other key issues.
Provides guidance to Trustees on equality and diversity matters.
Member led Operating Boards are responsible for delivering the core purposes of the Institution.
Our other boards and committees lead our strategy and activities as well as advising and reporting to the Trustee Board.
Governance documents and resources
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Complaints about Institution members not adhering to the Code of Conduct Regulations must be submitted on the Complaint Form and sent by post or electronically to:
Clerk to the Assessors
Institution of Mechanical Engineers
1 Birdcage Walk
Written letter/email complaints will not be accepted. Completion of the Complaint Form is required.
The Complaint Form and information on the Disciplinary process is available here.
Complaints not related to the Code of Conduct Regulations
All other complaints should be submitted in accordance with the Serious Concerns and Complaints policy. The policy can be accessed here.
Read our 2022 Statement of Investment Principles for our closed defined benefit pension scheme.
IMechE staff pension and life assurance scheme. Read how voting and engagement policies have been followed.