How we work


The Board

Our Board meets around five times a year. It is made up of up to 17 members including the Chairman; six members elected through a system of electoral colleges; four members nominated by each of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Academy of Engineering; the Chairman of the Engineering Council; up to six members appointed by the Board and; the Chief Executive as a non-voting member.

Each member can serve for a maximum of six years (two three-year terms).

How is EngineeringUK funded?

Through a combination of fundraising, matched funding and registrants’ fees. Working in collaboration with partners and sponsors, we will seek maximum engineering awareness – and value for registrants - by delivering effective and exciting programmes, and we will aim to at least double the funding from registered engineers by persuading Government, business and other charities to work with us in our aims. We will facilitate ever more far-reaching programmes whilst exploring also diversity issues.

A copy of our annual accounts can be found here


Please see the EngineeringUK governance structure - including panels and colleges - below.

The Business and Industry Panel

Representatives from our Corporate Members (members of the Business & Industry College) sit on our Business and Industry (B&I) Panel and are from some of the UK’s most influential companies. Meeting four times a year, the B&I Panel plays a vital role in helping to formulate and drive EngineeringUK’s agenda. It is a major opportunity for industry to participate in solving the skills issues facing the UK.

The Education and Skills Panel

EngineeringUK’s Education and Skills Panel advises the Board on the different strands of education and policy related to engineering and associated subjects.

The Professional Engineering Forum

The Professional Engineering Forum (PEF) describes the way the Professional Engineering Community comes together to develop and deliver coordinated policy and programmes and share best practice. Comprising all of the Professional Engineering Institutions together with EngineeringUK, Engineering Council and the Royal Academy of Engineering, the PEF provides a structure for discussion and agreement on issues of mutual interest and acts as the voice of the profession to Government for joined up messages that cut across all engineering disciplines.


There are two Electoral Colleges that exist for the purpose of nominating persons for appointment to the EngineeringUK Board. These are:

• The Professional Engineering College, consisting of persons representing the Professional Engineering Institutions.

• The Business and Industry College, consisting of persons representing companies and businesses that are EngineeringUK Corporate Members.