The IPT is a company limited by guarantee (No 1308583), with no share capital, under Section 30 of the Companies Act 2006.
The IPT is also a registered charity (No 287527). The direction and control of the IPT is determined by the Board of Trustees whose members are also directors of the company. The composition, election and retirement of Trustees are governed by the Articles of Association. The Trustees do not receive remuneration.
The maximum number of Trustees is 18, consisting of:
The two presidents of the IPT are the Speaker of the House of Commons and The Lord Speaker of the House of Lords. Parliamentary and business representatives sit on the Board of Trustees. John Howell OBE MP is the current Chairman.
John has been the Conservative Member of Parliament for Henley since the June 2008 by-election. John was appointed as Chairman of the IPT Board of Trustees in September 2020. Click to read more.
Chairman of The Board of Trustees
Ros Scott has been a Liberal Democrat peer since 2000, and came to the Lords from local Government in her home County of Suffolk. She has served as a front bench spokesman on transport and on local government and was the Party President from 2008 to 2011, Click to read more.
Vice Chairman of The Board of Trustees
Baroness Prosser of Battersea was raised to the peerage in 2004. Previously Deputy Secretary General of the Transport & General Workers Union, Baroness Prosser acted as National Treasurer of the Labour Party from 1996-2001. Click to read more.
Vice President of the IPT
Tony has been Head of Public Sector Market Development and Public Affairs at 3M since February 2004. Click to read more.
Head of Public Sector Market Development and Public Affairs, 3M
Lisa has a PHD is Clinical Psychology and has worked for NHS Lanarkshire, Greater Glasgow and Clyde and for Psychological Services Scotland before being elected as MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow, Click to read more.
Bobby Hain is Managing Director of Broadcast, at STV Group plc, responsible for TV operations to deliver the Channel 3 licence service that includes the network schedule shared with ITV and regional programmes, primarily news and current affairs. Bobby has four decades of media experience across radio, television and digital. Click to read more.
Kevin joined the IPT trustee board in September 2017. He was previously PPS to David Lidington and is now PPS to Michael Gove as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Click to read more.
Chris is a former Paralympic swimmer who won nine gold, five silver and one bronze medal across four Games, including a record haul of six golds at Barcelona 1992, Click to read more.
Tracey is UK Parliament Chief Digital and Information Officer. Previously she was Managing Director of the Parliamentary Digital Service Click to read more.
UK Parliament Chief Digital and Information Officer
Pauline Latham OBE MP has been Member of Parliament for Mid-Derbyshire since the formation of the constituency in 2010. She joined the IPT Trustee Board in February 2019. Click to read more.
Adam Marshall was appointed Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce in October 2016 until March 2021, he has remained at the BCC in as a Non-Executive Director in Business Advisor role Click to read more.
Business Advisor and Non-Executive Director, British Chambers of Commerce (former Director General 2016-2021)
Christian Matheson is the Member of Parliament for the City of Chester. He was first elected in May 2015, winning the constituency for the Labour Party. Click to read more.
Catherine was first elected as the Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne North in May 2010. Prior to entering Parliament she worked as an employment solicitor. She has served in various Shadow Ministerial roles Click to read more.
Edward is Chairman of Dawnay Holdings PLC and the founder of the Chiltern group of companies. After Cambridge University and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Edward worked in the city in Corporate Finance, Click to read more.
Chairman, Dawnay Holdings PLC
Ian Mearns was elected as the MP for Gateshead in 2010. Before being elected to Parliament he was for 27 years a member of Gateshead Council where he was the council’s lead member for Children and Young People and for 8 years the Council’s Deputy Leader, Click to read more.
Jaee has been the Director General for Market Frameworks at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) since 2017. She leads on strategy, policy and legislation on labour market issues, consumer and competition issues, better regulation, corporate governance and insolvency, product safety and standards and on trade negotiations on open and fair competition. Click to read more.
Director General for Market Frameworks at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Andrew is a practising barrister, and a Bencher of Lincoln's Inn. He was appointed as Queen's Counsel in 2011, and is a Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn, Click to read more.
Lord Young was appointed as a Labour Peer to the House of Lords in June 2004. Prior to his peerage, he served as General Secretary of the National Communications Union (1989–95), then joint General Secretary (1995–98), then Senior Deputy General Secretary (1998–2002) of the Communication Workers Union. Click to read more.