The CIEP is run by its office staff and Council. The operation of the Institute is governed by three important documents:

The main provisions relating to annual general meetings can be found in the Regulations (Part III: Meetings of the Institute) and bylaws 25–28, 32 and 34.

See also the standing orders for the AGM procedures.

The Institute has a number of other documents that support its aims:

Annual reports and accounts
The CIEP Council reports back to the membership every year via the annual report and accounts
Directorial remits
The roles and responsibilities of each director on the CIEP Council
Membership Codes
Principles-based policies that describe the Institute’s expectations of conduct and its procedures for handling complaints.