How we are structured

How we are structured

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We are governed by our Board and our Board Chair is Don McQuillan FIStructE.

The President represents the Institution's membership externally and chairs the Council. We normally elect a new President each year. They are drawn from Fellows of the Institution in industry or academia.

The Board, whose members are the Institution's Trustees, works to define and develop Institution strategy and policy.

Council debates topics relating to the profession and provides high level guidance to the Board to inform our strategy.

Our Committees and Panels develop guidance, events and resources for members in line with the objectives defined by the Board.

Our Study Groups encourage debate about a wide variety of structural engineering topics.

Our Regional Groups arrange educational activities, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities and networking events for members at a local level.

All members of our Board, Council, Committees, Panels, Study and Regional Groups are volunteers.

Organisational structure


Our Directors work to implement the policies and strategies agreed by the Board.

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Trustee Board

The Trustee Board is the Institution’s governing body and its members are our Trustees.

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Our Council debates topics relating to the profession and provides high level guidance to the Trustee Board to inform our strategy.

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Our 2024 President is Tanya de Hoog. 

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Trustee and Council elections

Each year we invite nominations for new Vice-Presidents and/or Board members and/or ordinary members of Council.

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Annual reports

Review these reports to learn more about our objectives, performance and finances.

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Annual reviews and reports


Including information on achievements and performance, plans for the future periods and financial statements.

Publish Date – 13 July 2023


Our annual review contains highlights from 2019.

Publish Date – 9 July 2020

More annual reports and reviews

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