Apply to be an independent member of AAT Council, boards and panels

AAT's Council consists of 20 members, made up of four ex officio members (the President, the Vice President and two Past Presidents), 10 elected members and six independent members.

Read more about AAT's governance and meet our Council members.

As a charity and company limited by guarantee AAT's Council members are both trustees and Directors of the Association with defined responsibilities.

If you're interested in becoming an independent member of Council or one of the supporting boards complete and submit the application form below.

As an organisation AAT recognises and benefits from a diverse workforce and is keen to ensure diversity throughout the governance structure. While all applications are welcome we would be particularly interested to hear from candidates with specific relevant trustee/board experience, and skill sets in any of the following areas: digital landscape (in accountancy), education sector and skills development, regulation and compliance, marketing and PR.

Find out more about the role of a trustee
Find out more about the role of a trustee

This Charity Commission publication outlines what's required of a charity trustee, including responsibilities to the charity.

Download a brief overview of AAT Council (PDF)
Download a brief overview of AAT Council (PDF)

Find out more about the role and responsibilities of an AAT Council member.

Apply to be an independent member

Complete the application form and email a copy to the Company Secretary Karen Marshall with any supporting documents. There are currently no vacancies but applications will be considered periodically.

If you have any queries

For an informal discussion about the role or if you have any queries about the application process contact Karen Marshall on 020 7397 3052 or email