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The work of the IoL Board is delegated to several committees. In addition, ad-hoc working groups are formed when required. To contact any of the Board, please visit our contacts page

  • Management, Organisation & Development Committee
  • Chairman’s Committee
  • Training & Qualifications Committee

THE IOL TEAM

The IoL employs two full-time officers (the Executive Officer and Training & Qualifications Officer), together with four part-time contractors to undertake the work of the charity and its subsidiary. Click here to meet the team

The Chairman and Vice Chair(s) of the IoL are ex-officio members of all committees. IoL officers sit on all committees in a non-voting capacity. The committees are delegated to undertake specific work on behalf of the Board and report to the Board. Board members serve on the committees along with other IoL members who volunteer their time to support the work of the IoL.

The IOL Regions

A key working strength for the IoL are its 11 regions which operate throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each region is operated through a regionally elected committee and hold regular meetings and events locally for regional members. IoL members are entitled to attend any regional meeting regardless of their ‘home region’.

The regions are part of the charity and are bound by the terms of its Memorandum & Articles of Association. In addition, the IoL has a regional constitution which provides additional guidance to the regional committees in relation to the operation of the regions including their AGM meetings and election of officers.

Each of the regions are required to elect a Regional Director. This can be a role held by the Chair of the Region or another elected person. The Regional Directors represent their regions on the Board, are Directors / Trustees of the charity.

There is currently no formal Scottish region of the IoL, although we are pleased to have a small but strong membership within Scotland and hope to continue to strengthen links with Scotland going forward.

Meet your regional officers

Board Members


Sue Nelson

Executive Officer

sue@instituteoflicensing.org

Sue joined the IoL as Executive Officer in October 2007, following a number of years prior to that as voluntary Company Secretary for the IoL. Sue has worked on the National Training Days (normally held in June) and the National Training Events (November) as well as other training courses and projects, and continues to undertake the Company Secretary duties, as well as being responsible for the management of the charity and ensuring compliance with company and charity laws. Sue's previous role was Licensing Manager for Restormel Borough Council (now part of Cornwall Council). She has over 18 years experience working in local government licensing.

Chairman's Committee


Sue Nelson

Executive Officer

sue@instituteoflicensing.org

Sue joined the IoL as Executive Officer in October 2007, following a number of years prior to that as voluntary Company Secretary for the IoL. Sue has worked on the National Training Days (normally held in June) and the National Training Events (November) as well as other training courses and projects, and continues to undertake the Company Secretary duties, as well as being responsible for the management of the charity and ensuring compliance with company and charity laws. Sue's previous role was Licensing Manager for Restormel Borough Council (now part of Cornwall Council). She has over 18 years experience working in local government licensing.

Management, Organisation & Development Committee


Sue Nelson

Executive Officer

sue@instituteoflicensing.org

Sue joined the IoL as Executive Officer in October 2007, following a number of years prior to that as voluntary Company Secretary for the IoL. Sue has worked on the National Training Days (normally held in June) and the National Training Events (November) as well as other training courses and projects, and continues to undertake the Company Secretary duties, as well as being responsible for the management of the charity and ensuring compliance with company and charity laws. Sue's previous role was Licensing Manager for Restormel Borough Council (now part of Cornwall Council). She has over 18 years experience working in local government licensing.

Training and Qualifications Committee


Sue Nelson

Executive Officer

sue@instituteoflicensing.org

Sue joined the IoL as Executive Officer in October 2007, following a number of years prior to that as voluntary Company Secretary for the IoL. Sue has worked on the National Training Days (normally held in June) and the National Training Events (November) as well as other training courses and projects, and continues to undertake the Company Secretary duties, as well as being responsible for the management of the charity and ensuring compliance with company and charity laws. Sue's previous role was Licensing Manager for Restormel Borough Council (now part of Cornwall Council). She has over 18 years experience working in local government licensing.