Panels and colleges

The EngineeringUK governance structure 

The Business and Industry Panel

Representatives from our Corporate Members (members of the Business & Industry College) sit on our Business and Industry (B&I) Panel and are from some of the UK’s most influential companies. Meeting four times a year, the B&I Panel plays a vital role in helping to formulate and drive EngineeringUK’s agenda. It is a major opportunity for industry to participate in solving the skills issues facing the UK.

The Education and Skills Panel

EngineeringUK’s Education and Skills Panel advises the Board on the different strands of education and policy related to engineering and associated subjects.

The Professional Engineering Forum

The Professional Engineering Forum (PEF) describes the way the Professional Engineering Community comes together to develop and deliver coordinated policy and programmes and share best practice. Comprising all of the Professional Engineering Institutions together with EngineeringUK, Engineering Council and the Royal Academy of Engineering, the PEF provides a structure for discussion and agreement on issues of mutual interest and acts as the voice of the profession to Government for joined up messages that cut across all engineering disciplines.


There are two Electoral Colleges that exist for the purpose of nominating persons for appointment to the EngineeringUK Board. These are:

• The Professional Engineering College, consisting of persons representing the Professional Engineering Institutions

• The Business and Industry College, consisting of persons representing companies and businesses that are EngineeringUK Corporate Members.