The President co-ordinates the activities of the Institute through the Executive Board. This consists of the President, the Vice President for Academic Affairs & Registrar, the Vice President for Finance & Corporate Affairs, the Heads of School, and the Vice President of Strategic Planning, Communications and Development. This team normally meets fortnightly during the academic year to discuss policy and its implementation.
It allocates the Institute's resources, both capital and human, within the budget and policy guidance determined by the Governing Body. It works on a basis of collegiality, within the framework of the President's authority under the Regional Technical Colleges Act, 1992, to assist the President in the implementation of Institute policy. It also assists the Governing Body in the formulation of strategic policy for the institute.
The Executive Board works within the framework of the Programmes and Budgets process submitted annually to the Department of Education and Science. The submission involves a detailed projection of expenditure for the coming year, together with projected staffing and other non-pay resource requirements.
The Annual Programmes and Budgets submission is the main vehicle through which the Department of Education and Science funds the Institute and approves it's academic and other development plans.