The Board of Directors is elected every year by the Membership at the AGM. The Board of Directors is charged with providing vision and direction for the Association and engage in tasks relating to Membership, Treasury, Policy Development, Journal, Line Managing Employees, Communications and International Affairs. The Directors are the legal and governance structure of the Association whose responsibilities include compliance with regulation and laws that apply to our association, these include: meeting contractual requirements to funders, Data Protection Legislation, Employment Legislation, Health & Safety Legislation, Company Law, Revenue Commissioners (tax obligations), and the promotion of the IASW Code of Ethics & Practice.
Council is an advisory group of the Board of IASW and Council members must be members of the Association. Council is made up of the Chair of IASW and one representative of each Special Interest Group (preferably the Chair of each Special Interest Group), Committee's and Associate Groups. All other Board members are entitled to attend Council meetings. Additional members of Council may be agreed by the Board.
Do you want to know more about how the Association operates?
See the links on the right to download the Constitution, and the Rules & Bye-Laws.
2023 - 2024 Board of Directors
Honorary Membership awards are bestowed on a select group of people by IASW. Those receiving the awards have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to IASW or the profession of Social Work in the opinion of Board of Directors.