IHMA is run on a day-to-day basis by the Executive Committee, which is referred to as ExCo. This consists of 7 Officers (6 Vice Presidents and the Honorary Treasurer) and is supported by the Secretary. The Vice Presidents are required to be Full members of the Association; the Honorary Treasurer is required to be a Full member of the Association when first elected. These seven positions are filled by election held at each Ordinary General Meeting (OGM). Once elected by the Full members of the Association, the Vice Presidents then elect the President, from amongst their number. Up to 5 Full members may be co-opted to ExCo for specific purposes, such as the next Congress Chairman and the Chairman of the Papers’ Committee.
ExCo meets quarterly and is increasingly doing so using electronic means. However, it always meets ‘face to face’ just before and at the end of each Congress; the latter meeting is held in combination with the IHMA Council. The Council consists of six Full members who are also elected at each OGM and it exercises immediate oversight of ExCo. It is accepted practice for the Council to be consulted about the proposed annual budget and any sensitive issue arising at ExCo meetings.
The Association is governed in accordance with its Constitution