AAT Boards and Council

In September 2001, a Board structure was set up to simplify the process for making decisions. This structure allows AAT to respond more quickly to external changes, and encourages the generation of new ideas.

The Boards are accountable to Council - they implement policy within a set framework, and make decisions on expenditure within the resources that Council allocates.

Learning and Development Board (LDB)

This includes qualifications and support for personal and professional development, and:
  • promotes the value of lifelong learning 
  • helps to provide high quality learning opportunities for AAT members 
  • helps to provide high quality learning opportunities for organisations across all sectors of the economy.

Members’ Services Board (MSB)

  • Increases the status and recognition of AAT and its membership.
  • Creates a feeling of identity, common interest and mutual support.
  • Increases and retains AAT membership. 

Regulation and Compliance Board (RCB)

  • Promotes, supervises, supports and educates the membership on ethical conduct and professionalism.

Resources Board (RB)

  • Evaluates and advises Council on the resources it needs to support AAT’s strategic plans.
  • Provides the infrastructure and staff to help Council meet its objectives. 

Investment Panel

Reporting to the Resources Board, this Panel:
  • effectively and efficiently manages AAT’s surplus cash 
  • formulates appropriate investment strategies. 

Audit and Assurance Board (AAB)

This Board reviews the following on behalf of Council:
  • accounting and financial reporting 
  • internal control 
  • risk assessment issues. 

International Development Steering Group (IDSG)

This Steering Group reports directly to Council and oversees the development, implementation and review of AAT’s global development strategy. To develop a collaborative international strategy through targeted investigation, focused implementation and objective evaluation.

Nominations and Governance Board (NAG)

  • Makes recommendations to Council on nominations to Boards and Panels.
  • Advises Council on constitutional and corporate governance issues. 
  • Monitors the framework for the Council Members Code of Conduct.
  • Oversees the procedures for the election of the Vice President. 

Remuneration Committee (RC)

  • Oversees the remuneration policy (against which directorate and staff salaries are determined). 
  • Monitors the framework for staff remuneration. 

Education and Training Monitoring Panel

Reporting to the Learning and Development Board, this Panel:
  • monitors the running of the AAT qualifications 
  • oversees the work of the Assessment Panel 
  • assures the quality of all aspects of the system.

Disciplinary Committees/Panels

These Committees and Panels determine a complaint and, following the finding of guilty or plea of guilty, decide penalties and any related terms and conditions in cases of misconduct by full and fellow AAT members, AAT student members, and AAT affiliate members.