IP Inclusive Management (IPIM) is the governing body that oversees everything done under the IP Inclusive banner, including the Careers in Ideas campaign. It is there to ensure transparency, accountability and control; to establish clear lines of reporting for IP Inclusive’s work; to mitigate risk and liability; and to provide reassurance to both internal and external stakeholders, including those who donate funds or contract with us. It is responsible for IP Inclusive’s finances and bank account, and looks after legal, compliance and other formal issues such as insurance and data protection. It also owns the assets and liabilities that arise from the initiative’s work, and coordinates our fundraising.
IPIM’s work is largely unseen, and deliberately light-touch so as not to detract from, or unduly fetter, IP Inclusive’s crucial volunteer activities. It oversees the work of the Lead Executive Officer (currently Andrea Brewster), to whom it delegates the authority to provide the vision for IP Inclusive and to realise that vision with IPIM’s support.
The window for applying to join the advisory board in 2021 has now closed. We’ll be reviewing the applications and hope to make appointments before the end of the summer. The new board members will be announced on this page.
If you’re interested in becoming a member in future, either of the advisory board or of IPIM itself, please contact us for more information.
IPIM is an unincorporated association run on a not-for-profit basis. The current membership is:
The association has a formal constitution which sets out its objectives. These are, essentially, to improve equality, diversity, inclusivity and wellbeing in the community of UK-based IP professionals. They are intended to direct everything done under the IP Inclusive banner, and they shape our mission statement.
Other key features of the constitution include broad membership criteria for UK-based IP professionals, and a requirement to report to and consult with the wider IP Inclusive community.
The minutes of IPIM’s meetings are publicly available. You can download them below, together with IP Inclusive’s Annual Reports, and the Lead Executive Officer’s reports to IPIM on day-to-day activities and operations.
From autumn 2020 to spring 2021, IPIM consulted with IP Inclusive stakeholders regarding the initiative’s future development. Based on those consultations, it published its plans for 2021 and beyond, which included some changes to the IPIM constitution and the establishment of an advisory board to support its work. For more information about the consultation and the resultant plans, please visit this page.
Here you can download copies of IP Inclusive’s formal policies and procedures, as well as guidelines for those working under the IP Inclusive banner.