The IA Executive Committee

The governing body of IA is its National Council which consists of the honorary president, the trustees and one representative from each member organisation. The National Council elects the president and the executive committee, which is responsible for the overall and day-to-day administration of the charity.

Policy matters are referred to the annual meeting of the National Council for consideration and decision. Before becoming either trustees or elected members of the executive committee, candidates are experienced in the work of the charity and whilst there is no formal training, all trustees are provided with a briefing folder containing all the relevant legal and procedural documentation.

To follow is a brief description of the executive committee posts. Trustees who hold these posts are elected at the annual meeting of the National Council. The committee meets four times each year and the minutes of these meetings are sent to the chairman, secretary and treasurer of each member organisation.