Council has responsibility for ensuring that ASE works properly as a charity, that the finances are properly regulated and monitored and the appropriate policies are in place. Council makes sure that the activities of the Association fit with the strategic plan and takes a long view of the health of the Association. It is the Board of Trustees of the charity. The Council meets 3 times a year.
ASE Council consists of 11 Member Trustees including:
- ASE Chair
- 3 Members elected from the Assembly of the Association
- 3 Members elected from the membership by direct vote
- 1 Member specifically appointed to represent Council on the Quality and Audit Committee.
- 3 appointed Members
- Chief Executive (in attendance)