IISS Governance and Advisory Structure
The IISS is both a registered UK charity and a private company limited by guarantee. The Institute is governed by a Memorandum and Articles of Association lodged with the Registrar of Companies and the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales. Its Memorandum and Articles of Association recognise the fiduciary responsibilities carried by the Institute’s Trustees who serve in a dual capacity as Directors for the purposes of the Companies Act, and as Trustees for the purposes of the Charities Act. Any person who is appointed as a Trustee is also ex-officio a Guarantor of the Institute, as defined in section 22(1) of the Companies Act 1985. Links to electronic copies of the Memorandum and Articles of the Institute appear below, and a hardcopy may be obtained on application to the Director of Finance.
The Trustees constitute the governing body of the Institute. The Board of Trustees is served by the Audit, Investment and Remuneration sub-committees.
The Institute is advised on the intellectual direction of its activities by an international Council, composed of distinguished members from around the world.
Amended Memorandum of Association - December 2007
Amended Articles of Association - December 2007