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IATA's Corporate Governance Structure

This section contains the formal reference materials covering the IATA corporate governance structure.

Act of Incorporation

On December 18, 1945 assent was given to a special Act of the Canadian Parliament incorporating IATA.

Act of Incorporation (pdf)

Articles of Association

The Articles of Association regulate the activities and affairs of IATA. The Articles are amended from time-to-time by the Annual General Meeting. The most recent amendments were adopted by the 74th Annual General Meeting held in Sydney on 5 June 2018.

Articles of Association (pdf)

The Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is appointed to make recommendations to the Annual General Meeting for appointments of members to the Board of Governors.

Rules of the Nominating Committee (pdf)

Rules of Procedure of General Meetings

The Rules of Procedure of General Meetings sets the composition, agenda, conduct of business, etc. for IATA's Annual General Meetings.

Rules of Procedure of General Meetings (pdf)

Board of Governors

The IATA Board of Governors is IATA's government.  Its members exercise an oversight and executive role on behalf of the membership as a whole in representing the interests of the Association.

Rules and Regulations of the Board of Governors (pdf)

Board of Governors Membership

Advisory Councils

Rules and Regulations of the nine Advisory Councils: Cargo; Digital Transformation; Distribution; Industry Affairs; Industry Financial; Legal; Safety, Flight, and Ground Operations; Security; Sustainability and Environment.

Rules and Regulations of the Advisory Councils (pdf)

Advisory Councils Mandates and Membership (pdf)

Traffic Conferences

Provisions for the Conduct of the IATA Traffic Conferences (pdf)


For any questions or for further information regarding IATA's corporate governance, please contact us:

  • Karen Clayton, Corporate Secretary
  • Carmelina Di Paola, Associate Corporate Secretary

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