Transparency and openness at IChemE

Jon PrichardIChemE is a registered charity and a widely respected professional engineering body. Direction in all matters of finance and policy is provided by our governing Board of Trustees. Operational activity is planned and delivered by the executive team that I lead and who are accountable to the Board.

Since taking on this role in January 2017, I have, amongst other things, commenced a programme that aims to adopt the highest standards of openness and transparency in all our dealings both internally and externally.

From the outset, I have stressed the need for the release of strategically relevant and material facts that are essential to the fulfilment of our charitable objectives and on-going business activity. This constitutes good practice in the charitable sector and is a behaviour that we should all aspire to. There will inevitably be some operational matters, where the open sharing of information is not appropriate.

The latest changes to our governance, which were formally approved by the Privy Council in June 2018, will embed this principle into the Institution’s governance mechanisms in the years ahead. In addition, this ‘Fact Checker’ resource will continue to be updated to ensure that members can find verified and referenced information on topics of interest, including recent decisions taken by the Board of Trustees and key issues and concerns that are raised by members.

Jon Prichard 
Chief Executive Officer

August 2018

  1. Statement from Trustees – protecting IChemE’s reputation
  2. Disclosure policy in respect of remuneration 
  3. Senior Executive pay at IChemE 
  4. Human resources policy 
  5. The sale of 12 Gayfere Street 
  6. UK staff pension arrangements 
  7. Employment prospects for UK graduates 
  8. Treasurer's report to the 2017 AGM 
  9. Professional registration and IChemE's role in complaint investigation 
  10. IChemE's Code of Professional Conduct and Disciplinary Regulations 
  11. IChemE Disciplinary Committee – Terms of Reference 
  12. IChemE Disciplinary Committee – Procedure Guidance 
  13. Clarity on Royal Charter and Governance
  14. The importance of charitable status and a Royal Charter
  15. Developing a sustainable membership model at IChemE
  16. IChemE’s position on the status of engineers
  17. Non-payment of membership fees – change to the process
  18. Financial statements for year ended 31 December 2017 – exceptional costs
  19. The future of whynotchemeng – FAQs
  20. Update for the membership from the Chief Executive – August 2018
  21. Funding for the Ashok Kumar Fellowship
  22. Dr A S Thompson – Letter to President – October 2018

My IChemE

IChemE is a registered charity in England & Wales (214379), and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 039661).