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IHE Council sets the policy agenda and strategy for the Institute and takes an active role in determining its direction.

The management of the Institute is conducted by the Executive Board and is comprised of the Presidential Team, Portfolio Group Leads, 2 Scrutineers from Council and the senior management team from HQ.

IHE‘s head office is based in Devonshire Street, London and oversees the Institute’s activities with a small and experienced staff team on-hand to assist members.

IHE Council

(Board of Directors)

Executive Board


Portfolio Groups

Recruitment & Marketing

Membership & Qualifications

Professional Development

Key Responsibilities

Monitor and manage membership

Website, Social Media & Communications

Liaison with Branch Network

Represent IHE at Recruitment Events

Develop Relationships with Universities

Membership standards & procedures

Professional Reviews

Academic Standards

Academic Course Accreditation

Technical Policy

Conferences & Courses



Our Council is headed up by a Presidential team:

  • President
  • Two Vice Presidents and
  • a Past President who are all elected officers.

Also sitting on Council are:

  • 10 directly elected Ordinary members
  • 3 Regional members
  • up to 4 Nominated members and
  • two Graduate or Student members.

Council’s elected members take part in three Portfolio Groups:

  • Membership and Qualifications
  • Professional Development and
  • Recruitment and Marketing.

Council meets three times per year and members are allocated to Portfolio Groups which meet on a more regular basis online.

The Presidential Team is elected in March, takes office at the June AGM and normally serves for two years.

Council members can serve a maximum terms of four years, but must then stand down for at least a year. All IHE members are welcome to get involved and nominate candidates for council vacancies. Nominations are usually sought in April with a ballot held in May if there are more nominees than vacancies available.

To view our current Council members click here.

Annual General Meeting (AGM) & Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM)

IHE’s AGM takes place in June/July each year. The AGM is an opportunity for the Institute to make changes to the Memorandum and Articles which set out the Institute’s governance and address motions which are raised at the February Council meeting.

An EGM can take place at any time of the year where significant motions require attention. All IHE members are welcome to take an active part and corporate members can vote at general meetings.

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