Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees currently comprises 12 Elected Trustees with the President and the Chair of the Board of Management (if not a Trustee) attending as ex officio non-voting members of the Board of Trustees.

The Elected Trustees are:

  • Jonathan Wood FCIArb, Great Britain, Chair
  • Marion Smith QC FCIArb, Great Britain, Deputy Chair and Chair of the Board of Management
  • Amb. (r) David Huebner C.Arb FCIArb, Americas, Honorary Treasurer
  • Arran Dowling-Hussey FCIArb, Ireland
  • Paul Barrett C.Arb FCIArb, East Asia
  • Lucy Greenwood C.Arb FCIArb, Great Britain
  • Andrew Miller QC FCIArb, Great Britain
  • Dr David Kariuki Muigua C.Arb FCIArb, Africa
  • Theophile Margellos MCIArb, Europe
  • Richard Barnes FCIArb, Great Britain
  • Caroline Kenny QC C.Arb FCIArb, Australasia
  • Prof. Dr Mohamed Abdel Wahab MCIArb, Middle East 

Ex Officio Non-Voting Members of the Board:

2021 President: Ann Ryan Robertson C.Arb FCIArb


The President and Chairman of the Board of Management are ex-officio but non-voting Trustees.

The elected Trustees serve for up to two four-year terms, with elections being held on a biennial rotating basis. The next election year is 2022.

Elected Trustees take up office from 1 January in the year following their election. The maximum continuous period a Trustee can serve for is eight years, after which they must wait at least two years before standing for re-election.

The Board of Trustees elect a Chairman of the Board and an Honorary Treasurer on an annual basis.

The elected members of the Board of Trustees are trustees for the membership as a whole (i.e. not regionally representational) and are not permitted to hold any other office nor take up any other appointment within the Institute, while serving as a Trustee.

The Board of Trustees meet twice a year (Spring and Autumn) and, every alternate year, the Board of Trustees' Autumn meeting coincides with the holding of Congress.