About the IAM


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 2019-20




Ursula Bryan, National Grid (retires 2021)

Board Member

Richard Edwards, AMCL (retires 2020)

Board Member

Andrew Jinks, Transport for London (retires 2020)

Past President

Chris Newsome, independent consultant (retires 2020)

Deputy President

Christian Roberts, WSP (retires 2022)

Interim Managing Director

Andy Watts (ex officio)

Board Member, Strategy & Development

David McKeown (ex officio)

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