governanceOur Royal Charter

CIM’s purpose, powers and governance are established by our Royal Charter, bye-laws and regulation. Together they are known as The Constitution.

Like all chartered bodies, CIM is regulated by the Privy Council, a group of advisors to the Queen.  Amendments to our Charter can only be made with the agreement of the Queen in Council, and amendments to our bye-laws must be approved by the Privy Council.

Less than 1,000 Royal Charters have been granted since 1231. Charters are granted very rarely, usually for bodies working in the public interest, such as professional institutions like CIM.

Our Board of Trustees

The Constitution establishes our Board of Trustees, who are responsible for the overall governance of CIM and its affairs. The trustees are advised and supported in their work by the following six committees.

  • Membership and the Profession Advisory Group.
  • Learning Advisory Group.
  • Audit and Risk Committee.
  • Appointments and Remuneration Committee.
  • Constitution and Ethics Committee.
  • Disciplinary Committee.