The Board manages the IAM, and may exercise all the powers of the Institute including implementing any directions given by special resolution in general meetings. It operates increasingly as a non-executive board, directing the Chief Executive and staff who are the legal directors of the IAM’s subsidiary companies. The key role of the Board is governance in all its forms: fiduciary, good practice and good conduct of members.

Board and other IAM groups

  • Faculty is appointed by the Board as the primary technical authority for the Institute’s products, publications and knowledge activities. 
  • Council is elected and has a consultative role - the Board voluntarily takes guidance and lead from Council, however it cannot limit the powers and accountability of Board.
  • Chapters are legal entities incorporated in their respective legislatures. As such they have a board of directors, for clarity entitled the ‘Chapter Executive’. Chapters are required to adhere to direction from the Board.

Board Members

Board Members are classed as company directors of the IAM under company law and as such bear the legal duties and liabilities of a company director. Board Members are elected, subject to approval by the Nominations Committee. Before election to the Board, Members will usually serve on Council or other IAM Committees, Chapters, projects or similar, to gain familiarity with the Institute’s activities. Elections take place annually in the Spring with results announced at our Annual General Meeting.

IAM Board of Management 2018-19


Ursula Bryan, National Grid (retires 2021)

Deputy President


Past President

Chris Newsome (retired 2020)

Board Member

Andrew Jinks, Transport for London (retires 2020)

Board Member

Richard Edwards, AMCL (retires 2020)

Board Member

Christian Roberts, WSP (retires 2022)

Board Member 

Patrick Bossert, EY (retires 2021)

Chief Executive

Kirsten Bodley (ex officio)

Board Member, Strategy & Development

David McKeown (ex officio)

Download list of Council and Board members 2019-20


For more information or if you are or are interested in serving on the IAM Board, please contact the Chief Executive.