The Principal Executive Council (PEC) is elected by the membership every two years, in the January before the union’s biennial conference. It's led by the president and two vice presidents. All PEC members are employed by businesses the union negotiates with and are directly elected by Accord members.
The PEC is part of the union's democratic structure and has responsibility for overseeing negotiations between Accord and its principal employers. It’s also the union’s governing body - so they scrutinise our spending, investments and accounts, and make sure we're operating within the rules of the union.