The governing body of the Institute is Council, a body of 16 elected trustees who meet 4 times per year. The responsibilities of trustees are broadly 3-fold, to ensure:
1. That the Institute fulfils charitable obligations which tangibly benefit the public at large.
2. That the Institute provides a competitive package of benefits to members of all grades
3. That it maintains an agreed strategic course, a course proposed from time to time in conjunction with the Chief Executive and as agreed by Council, consistent with the Institute remaining a thriving, going concern.

An Executive Committee of four senior trustees provides comment, analysis and recommendations to Council.

Executive Committee

President: Sarah Sharples
Past President: Roger Haslam
President Elect: Ian Randle
General Treasurer: Bob Bridger


Nora Balfe
Roland Barge
Jon Berman
Peter Buckle
Byron Edwards (Graduate Rep)
Alan Ferris (Chair of Professional Affairs Board)
Jean Page
Andrew Pinder
Mic Porter
Sam Porter
Miles Richardson
John Ridd
Patrick Waterson (Chair of Events Committee)
Terry Woolmer (Associate Rep)

Ex Officio

Registrar: David Rumens

Professional Affairs Board

The Professional Affairs Board (PAB) is responsible for setting and overseeing the professional standards of the CIEHF membership. The Board is responsible for maintaining the registers of professional members and of consultancies, and also for accrediting ergonomics/human factors degree and short courses. Members of the PAB are elected and are all Registered Members or Fellows of the Institute.

The work of the Board is divided amongst a number of panels of volunteers who assess applications against the standards set by the Board. The panels are: Registered/Technical Membership, Fellow Membership, Registered Consultancies and Education & Training. The Board is also responsible for maintaining professional standards through the Code of Professional Conduct and the Disciplinary Procedure.

Read the full set of rules governing PAB activities.

Current members of PAB
Alan Ferris (Chair)
Adrian Wheatley (Chair CPD Panel)
Sue Hignett (Chair Education & Training Panel)
Dave O’Neill (Chair Fellowship Panel)
Mike Gray (Chair Registration Panel)
Claire Dickinson (Chair CREE Panel)
vacant (Chair Registered Consultancies Panel)
Andrew Bardsley
Fiona Cayzer
Richard Farry
Rod Graves
Tanya Heasman
Simon Monnington
Mike Tainsh