The General Assembly is the supreme governing body of the Commission. The General Assembly delegates the management of and oversight over all the Commission's work to the IEC Board.
The General Assembly consists of the Full Member National Committees of the Commission.
The IEC Board is the core executive body of the Commission and reports to the General Assembly. The IEC Board consists of Officers (without vote) and 15 individual members. It is chaired by the IEC President.
Individuals on the IEC Board have a fiduciary responsibility to the Commission and its Members.
The IEC Board delegates to the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) the coordination of financial planning and outlook, commercial policies and activities as well as organizational (information technology) infrastructure in support of the IEC Board.
The BAC comprises 4 members of the IEC Board, 15 members from National Committees and the Officers (without vote)
The PresCom is tasked to advise and support the IEC Board on matters essential for the optimal functioning of the Commission.
The PresCom consists of the Officers and is chaired by the IEC President.
The IEC Board may establish advisory groups to address specific matters not addressed by other bodies reporting to the IEC Board or to provide advice on projects or specific matters of a non-recurrent and time-limited nature. The IEC Board shall determine the composition, terms of reference and any other rules of procedure of such advisory groups.
The standing advisory groups include:
Full list of committees
The IEC Board delegates to the Market Strategy Board (MSB) the identification and investigation of principle technological trends and market needs in the Commission's fields of activity.
The MSB collaborates with the CAB and the SMB, and with other relevant bodies reporting to the IEC Board.
It may establish Special Working Groups (SWGs) to investigate certain subjects in-depth or to develop a specialized document.
The IEC Board delegates to the Standardization Management Board (SMB) the management of the standards work of the Commission.
The SMB collaborates with the CAB and the MSB, and with other relevant bodies reporting to the IEC Board.
The IEC Board delegates to the Conformity Assessment Board (CAB) the management, including operational and financial management, of the conformity assessment (CA) activities of the Commission.
The CAB collaborates with the SMB and the MSB, and with other relevant bodies reporting to the IEC Board.
IEC Conformity Assessment Systems :
The Secretariat is responsible for the operations of the Commission and for providing the supporting functions required to fulfil the object of the Commission.
The Secretariat is located at the seat of the Commission (Geneva, Switzerland). It works under the direction of the Secretary-General.