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 Board of Trustees is the primary governance body of the CQI and is ultimately responsible for directing the activities of the CQI. The Board of Trustees employs the Chief Executive, who recruits and manages the Executive.

The Advisory Council appoints the Board of Trustees. They are comprised of Members and Fellows elected from the CQI membership and a minority of external stakeholders.

A group of panels including the Regional Operations Panel and the Nominating Committee, advise the Executive, Board and Advisory Council.

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