The Institute Secretariat was formally established in 1998 in order to provide administrative and secretarial support to the Board of Governors, the Council and the President. It is responsible for two major areas of work:
The Institute Secretariat comprises the Institute Secretary, Administrative Officers and Clerical Officers. The Institute Secretary, who is a member of the Senior Management Group of the Institute, is the Head of the Institute Secretariat and reports directly to the President.
The Institute Secretariat perceives its future development in