BGIPU’s operations and activities are overseen by a 26-member Executive Committee (ExCo), appointed by its entire membership which comprises members of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The ExCo manages a Forward Programme of engagement with counterpart parliaments under the auspices of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). The Executive Committee is led by the Chair, three Vice-Chairs and a Treasurer. They are appointed annually at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) as stipulated in the Rules of the BGIPU. It is supported by a Secretariat, led by a Director, a Deputy Director and 5 other international programme management, finance and administrative staff.