Presidential Commission holds first session and sets out review plans

The Commission that is reviewing the governance of ICE held a meeting on 22 January 2019. 

  • Updated: 25 January, 2019
  • Author: David Orr
ICE’s Council and Trustee Board have set up a Presidential Commission to review the governance of the Institution during 2019.  You can see the members of the Commission and its Terms of Reference at the Commission’s page on the ICE website.

The Commission is an advisory body.  Its purpose is to make recommendations to the Council and Trustee Board on ICE governance, so that the Institution delivers its Royal Charter objects as effectively as possible. 
The Commission is undertaking its work in three stages:
  1. Key principles. The current stage is to consider the key principles and issues in relation to the good governance of an Institution like ICE. This will include taking evidence from ICE members and stakeholders, discussions with the main ICE Boards and Committees, consulting the Associated Societies and reviewing the governance of comparator organisations.
  2. Developing options for future ICE governance. The Commission will consider the evidence gathered and look at the options for future governance of the ICE.
  3. Consulting and reporting on future options. The Commission will consult widely on the emerging options before finalising its recommendations to the Council and Trustee Board towards the end of 2019.
The Commission’s next evidence session will be on Wednesday 20 February 2019 in One Great George Street, Westminster.
ICE members are warmly welcome to attend as observers, and the submissions of those who have been invited to give evidence will be published on the webpage after the session.
On the Commission’s webpage you can see:
  • Minutes of Commission meetings;
  • Papers submitted to the Commission’s evidence sessions;
  • Background papers including summaries of: ICE governance arrangements past and present; the governance of comparator organisations; and key principles of trustee governance.
If you have comments about the papers on the webpage, or if you’d like to make a submission to the Commission about its work, please email [email protected]. These will be collated and seen by the Commission.

Find more information on the Commission here