EURIM is a not-for-profit membership organisation incorporated in
1993 as a Company Limited by Guarantee. It is governed by a
Board of Directors and administered through a Managing Council.
Chairman and President
The Earl of Erroll is the Chairman.
Renwick is EURIM's President.
EURIM is governed by its Board of Directors, who are normally Parliamentarians
at the time of their appointment. Directors are elected by the Membership
at the Annual General Meeting but the Board also has powers to co-opt.
Board meetings are held immediately prior to each Council meeting
and at other times as the need arises.
here for previous AGM Minutes and Accounts
Here for a list of Directors.
The Directors are assisted by the Managing Council, to whom they
may delegate responsibilities. Council comprises:
The Directors ex officio
15 Parliamentary Members – elected at the AGM; the Directors
may make appointments to fill vacancies.
15 representatives of Corporate Members - elected at the AGM; the
Directors may make appointments to fill vacancies.
Council normally meets four times a year (in January, April, July
Sub-Committees (e.g. The Audit Committee), which must include at
least one Director, are formed for specific purposes and their terms
of reference are agreed by Council.
Council establishes working groups to carry out the content-specific
activities of EURIM and appoints the Group Chairmen. Council monitors
group activities and decides how resource will be allocated. Click
here for a list of Council Members.
Members click here for Council minutes and papers
working groups are commonly led by a Parliamentary Chair and an
Industry Chair from a member company. They may also have vice-chairs
and subgroups. Each working group also has one or more rapporteurs
who support the chairman and assists with drafting, research,
minutes and some administration. EURIM commonly provides a budget
towards the cost of the rapporteurs, with any over-run funded by the
participants in that group.
The Information Society Alliance (EURIM)
Secretary-General: Sarah Chilman, responsible for membership and events.
Secretary, Ian Boagé, responsible for statutory, board
matters and administration.
the Board and Council: Emma Fryer, responsible for editorial
control and balance, reporting to the Board.
Secretary-General: Dan Mount, responsible for the Public Service Delivery and
Cyber Security and E-Crime Groups.
Secretary: Dr David Wright, responsible for the Information Governance Group and supervises the quality of work done by rapporteurs and interns.
Administration and Membership Secretary: Verity Vigars.
The Alliance is a "virtual" organisation with no physical office location. The
members of the executive team work from their homes using online networking
tools. All are part-time and undertake specific tasks, including acting as
rapporteurs for working groups, according to the Alliance’s needs and their
availability. Whenever possible, working parties are organised and resourced by
corporate and associate members and partners (see each working group for
The categories of membership are:
Parliamentary (individual MPs, MEPs or Members of the
House of Lords)
Corporate (major organisations)
Associate (small firms and not-for-profit organisations)
In addition, government officials may participate as Observers.
membership and Observer status is free of charge. Corporate, Associate
and Individual members pay an annual subscription. There is no joining
For further details on Membership categories and fees click
For a list of EURIM Members click here