Executive Board

The Executive Board of the Institution of Analysts and Programmers is led by the Director General and is responsible for the management of the Institution. The Director General names the Executive Directors for consideration by the Nominations and Appointments Committee, who ultimately make their formal recommendation to the Trustee Board. The Director General is appointed by the Trustee Board on the advice of the Nominations and Appointments Committee.

The Executive Board consists of the following Executive Directors:-

Director General
Director for Professionalism and Education
Operations Director
Finance Director
Director for Member Engagement
Marketing and PR Director

The Executive Board generally meets eight times a year, usually in London.

The former Director General, Mr Mike Ryan, who has been appointed Director Emeritus, acts as a consultant to this body.

Director General

Alastair Revell

Eur Ing Alastair Revell BSc(Hons) CEng CITP MBCS FRSA FIAP

Alastair Revell is the Managing Consultant of Revell Research Systems, a management and technology consulting practice whose staff work throughout the United Kingdom and which he established in 1985. He is a Fellow of the Institution and has been a member since 1988. He was instrumental in establishing the IAP undergraduate prize scheme in 2008 and was elected to Council in 2009.He is a Chartered IT Professional and a graduate mathematician. His work in IT encompasses all aspects of software engineering, ranging from business analysis to systems development. He actively develops both Windows applications and database driven web sites, focusing on Microsoft .NET technologies. He also advises a wide range of organisations on IT strategy, helping them to align their technology with their business objectives and is involved in IT service management.

Director for Member Engagement

Head and shoulders of Paul LynhamPaul Lynham MSc PGCE FIAP

Paul started programming in 1976 in the sixth form at school, learning CESIL and FORTRAN. The programming sheets had to be sent to a local computer centre; the results came back with punched cards! He taught IT in local colleges and the Open University for many years and currently is a freelance software developer. Paul has produced software for varied sectors including medicine, education, agriculture, defence and telecoms. One of his interests lies in techniques to produce robust software that meet customer expectations. He has been a Fellow of the Institution since 1994, and joined the Council in 1997, becoming Vice President in 2008.

Operations Director

Head and shoulders of John Ellis

John Ellis MBCS FIAP(Cmpn)

John began his career more than 40 years ago as a computer operator, moving later into programming. Working for a a computer bureau, his exposure to different types of systems and environments gave him a solid foundation for his future career.

During the 1980’s he worked on primarily food wholesale and retail systems working with what was then cutting edge technology, that we see as the norm today.

In 1987 John moved to local government and spent 10 years there before moving on again into Insurance, then into the financial sector, designing and writing software for the management ISAs, Savings Bonds and Child Trust Funds.

Parallel to the work above, John founded his own IT and Management Consultancy, Wellis Technology, which he still runs today, primarily writing systems for small businesses. In addition Wellis Technology also runs the administration for several other companies.

He is now Operations Director for the Institution.

Married with 4 children, John maintains an active interest in new technologies and writes occasional IT-related articles.

A Fellow since 1992, he joined the IAP Council in 2001. He became a Companion of the IAP in 2009.

John became Technology and Communication director for the Institution in 2011 and Operations Director in 2013.

Finance Director

Graham Fenton FIAP

Graham joined the IAP as a member in 1989. He began his career in auditing and accountancy work from 1976 to 1986, before moving into the private sector. He has worked in the food, motor and scientific industry. He previously served on the Council of the IAP from the mid-1990s to 2007 before rejoining in 2010 transitioning to the new Trustee Board in 2017. Graham is married and is involved with local community.