The Council of the Institute is the main decision-making body. It has a membership of fifteen, elected by members at each Annual Meeting. Council members serve for three years but are eligible for re-election each time. There are also non-elected Vice Presidents (former Chairs) and a number of elected Vice-Presidents who may attend Council. The Council meets twice yearly, in January and July.
The current members of the Council are:
Peter Spillett – President
Steve Axford – Vice President
Ian Dolben – Director of Membership (Vice President)
John Gregory – Executive Officer and Hon Secretary (Vice President)
John Solbe – Vice President
Brian Stott – Vice President
David Bunt – Vice Chair
Jim Gregory – Vice Chair
Richard Noble – Treasurer
Paul Coulson – Director of Operations
Iain Turner – Development Officer
Branches can nominate a representative to attend Council meetings.