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Constitution and committees

The CII is governed by the CII Charter & Bye-Laws (PDF) and CII Board Regulations (PDF) and is overseen by our corporate governance committees.

Our governance structure


Audit and Risk Committee

Monitors and reviews the CII’s financial statements, financial controls, audit function and risk framework and to make recommendations and escalate issues of concern to the CII Board. 

Terms of Reference for the Audit and Risk Committee (PDF)

Professional Standards Committee

Promotes and supports professionalism including competence and ethical behaviour across CII membership in order to engender public trust.

Terms of Reference for the Professional Standards Committee (PDF)

Nominations and Remuneration Committee

Its principle roles are to: 

  • Ensure that the processes to appoint Board and Committee members (including the Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer as members of the Board) are fair, open and transparent
  • Recommend the remuneration policy to the Board for Board members (including Committee Chairs)
  • Approve the individual remuneration packages for the Chief Executive and the Chief Operating Officer within the remuneration policy remit and budgets approved by the Board

Terms of Reference for the Professional Standards Committee (PDF)

Education and Learning Committee

Ensures the relevance, accessibility and quality of the CII’s learning and assessment products whilst maintaining processes which are transparent, fair to candidates and compliant with our regulators’ requirements.

Terms of Reference for the Education and Learning Committee (PDF)