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Rule 8: Organisational Officers of the IPA
Section A. Titles and Authorities.
The President is the IPA’s chief executive officer and spokesperson. The President shall effectuate and comply with the Board’s orders, resolutions, rules, requirements and restrictions, and act consistent with, and in furtherance of, these Rules. The President (i) presides at the Business Meeting and other general meetings of the IPA, including meetings of the Board and its Executive Committee, and (ii) appoints the personnel of IPA committees, task forces and other special IPA bodies in consultation with (and subject to rejection by) the Board.
The Secretary General presides at meetings in the President’s absence during the period when there is no President-Elect. The President-Elect presides at meetings in the President’s absence. The President-Elect, while presiding in the President’s absence at the Board or in other meetings, shall have a vote only to make or break a tie.
The Interim President. Only a Representative from the same Geographical Area as then applies to the presidency may be eligible, pursuant to Rule 9, Section C(2)(b), to be elected by the Board as Interim President.
The Secretary General, who must be an IPA Member through a Component Society or the Regional Association (except with the Board’s express waiver – per Rule 9B(1)h), is appointed by the President and, under the Board’s direction, oversees the keeping of the operational, corporate and business records of the IPA and related entities, ensures the proper flow of information to IPA Members and Constituent Organisations, and performs such other duties as are required by these Rules or delegated by the President or Board.
The Treasurer, under the Board’s direction, oversees the receipt, disbursement, accounting and management of all monies and assets of the IPA and related entities. The Treasurer shall submit financial statements to the Board as required, no less frequently than annually, and to the Business Meeting every two years.