Our governance | CQI | IRCA Skip to main content

Our governance

Progress indicator

The Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) is incorporated by Royal Charter. The International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) is a division of the CQI.

How the CQI is governed

The CQI is a registered charity. Our charitable purpose, as prescribed in our Charter and Bye-laws, is to advance the practice of quality management in all sectors for the benefit of society.

The CQI Board of Trustee members govern the strategic direction of the CQI and as charity trustees are entrusted with ensuring that it is solvent, well run and delivering on our charitable purpose in compliance with Charity law, as well as our Charter and Bye-laws.

The Board is supported by the CQI Membership Council and three Committees with delegated powers.

The CQI Membership Council is an advisory body made up of representatives from our regions and special interest groups. It operates the CQI’s member-led professional networks and the CQI’s member code of conduct complaint and appeals process.

The CQI Board has three Committees to which it delegates certain powers:

The CQI President is a non-executive role whose main role is to represent and promote the interests of quality and the CQI.

The day to day operational management of the CQI and development and deployment of its strategy is delegated to the Chief Executive, who is supported by the Senior Management Team.

Download Corporate Governance Structure Overview

Download the Royal Charter

About us

Find out more about the CQI

CQI news

Read the latest news from the CQI

Join our CQI Council

Looking to drive change and make valuable contributions within quality? We’re recruiting members to join the CQI Council and help shape the CQI’s strategic plans and priorities.