Institute Governance

We are governed by a Royal Charter and registered as a charity in England, Wales and Scotland. Because of this, we are bound to operate in a way that is transparent and inclusive.

How we are Governed

Because we are governed by a Royal Charter, and registered as a charity in England, Wales and Scotland, we are bound to operate in a way that is transparent and inclusive. Our Board of Trustees, made up of Fellows and Chartered Members, are responsible for the management of the Institute. They make sure that our finances are sound and that things are being done according to the regulations related to charities and the Royal Charter.

Our Chief Executive reports to this Board. Our members safeguard the present and lead the future direction of the CIOB. Trustees, who volunteer their time, are supported by various governance committees and the CIOB Management Board.

We also have a Members’ Forum which we use as a consultative body; this Forum brings together leading construction professionals from across the globe to represent the interests of all members. All of this means that our members safeguard the present and lead the future direction of the CIOB.

Board of Trustees' Recruitment 2023

The Board of Trustees sets policy, oversees the budget, and is legally responsible for the Institute. The Application Portal is now open for new candidates to the Board.

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Corporate Plan

The CIOB Corporate Plan sets out what the Institute will be working on from 2020 to the end of 2022. The plan has been created by the CIOB Board of Trustees, who collaborated with contributors from the global CIOB community. The Corporate Plan is focused around one key guiding principle: the moral compass of the construction industry. As the leading professional organisation in construction management, the CIOB’s role in the coming years is to be the moral compass of the construction industry.

Members' Forum

Each year, the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) brings together leading construction professionals from its membership across the globe for a Members’ Forum. This annual event is where the views and opinions of members are considered, discussed and debated.