An International Council of 11 members is elected every four years by delegates from the Member Organisations and Chapters, in the General Meeting held at our quadrennial World Congress.  Council meets annually to guide the work of the organisation.

At the administrative level, regional co-ordinators initiate and support regional and local projects, while the International Secretariat monitors religious freedom concerns and administers worldwide programmes.

The President

Robert is a member Unitarian Church in the United Kingdom having served as its Treasurer for 2 years and as Convenor for 3 years until 2017. He still retains a number of significant roles within the Unitarian movement as well as management roles in various other organisations.
He trained as a design engineer and spent a working career in petrochemicals and banking. He spent over 15 years living and working abroad, generally in the Middle East, but travelling extensively all over the world. He continues to travel extensively and even find moments to spend more time with his wife and 4 children.

IARF International Council 2018-2022

President — Robert InceThe General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian ChurchesUnited KingdomEurope & Middle East
Vice-President — Janhvi GupteRFYN (Young Adult Network)Indianon-regional
Treasurer — Rev. Yoshinobu MiyakeJLC (Japan Lianson Committee)JapanEast Asia
Rev. Esther SuterIALRWSwitzlerlandnon-regional
Rev. David KeyesUnitarian Universalist AssociationUSANorth America
Dr. Surrendra Brown:India ChapterIndiaSouth Asia
Prof. Prakash RaoIndia ChapterIndiaSouth Asia
Rev. Kimie YanagidaJLC (Japan Lianson Committee)JapanEast Asia
Rabbi Bob CarrollInterfaith Encounter AssociationIsraelEurope & Middle East
Rev. Kinga Reka SzekelyOpen SeatRomanianon-regional