International Executive Committee
IBE is governed by the General Assembly of its voting Members and by its International Executive Committee.
The International Executive Committee consists of a President, Secretary General, Treasurer, seven regional Vice-Presidents, the Immediate Past President, and three members of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) Executive Committee.
The President, Secretary General and Treasurer are elected by an international ballot of the voting Members. A Vice-President is elected by the voting Members within each IBE Regional Committee. The appointment of the Immediate Past President is ratified by a simple majority vote of voting Members.
The term of office of the International Executive Committee is four years. No one may serve more than four full or partial consecutive elected terms on the International Executive Committee. The President and the Immediate Past President shall serve one full term. The Vice-Presidents, the Secretary General and the Treasurer may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms.
Regional Executive Committees
All members of IBE are grouped within geographical sectors known as regions. Each voting Member of IBE is a member of a Regional Committee and has one vote within it.
Other non-voting members of IBE are non-voting members of a Regional Committee.
There are seven regions:
Each Regional Committee elects a Regional Executive Committee (REC), to include at least a Chair, a Vice Chair and a Secretary, and this REC is accountable to and reports to the International Executive Committee and also to the voting Members of the Regional Committee. The term of office is four years and runs in tandem with the term of the International Executive Committee.
Each Regional Committee also elects one Vice-President to the International Executive Committee. The International Executive Committee Vice President for each region also serves as an ex officio member with full voting rights on his or her Regional Executive Committee.
The current term of office of the International Executive Committee and the Regional Executive Committees will come to an end in June 2013 during the IBE General Assembly that will take place at the 30th International Epilepsy Congress in Montreal, Canada.