Here you’ll find all our Governance information
BIOS is governed by a Board of Trustees, all of whom are elected by the members:
- Chair – elected nationally
- Vice-Chair – elected nationally
- 3 England representatives – elected by members in England
- 1 representative each from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic
of Ireland– elected by members in the respective countries.
- Leaders of Orthoptic Profession (LOOP) Lead
BIOS is both a company and a charity. As such, the Trustees also serve as company directors.
The Board of Trustees meets 4-5 times each year. They are also supported by a wider advisory Council, which meets together with the Trustees twice a year. We have a BIOS organisation chart here.
BOSTU is run independently, although the General Secretary attends the Board of Trustees as a non-voting member. You can find our more about the structure of the trade union here.
BIOS Strategic Plan
BIOS has a clear vision of what want to achieve over the next few years, which is set out in our Strategic Plan.
The Board of Trustees is responsible for ensuring that the Plan is delivered and, at the end of it, reporting on our success to our members.
Annual General Meetings (AGM)
The 2023 AGMs were held in Belfast on 22 June. The date of the 2024 AGMs has yet to be confirmed.