About IALA


The Council is the governing body of IALA, comprising 21 elected and three non-elected Councillors. The Council is elected by IALA National Members during a General Assembly and meets twice a year. At the last General Assembly, in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in June 2023, a new council was elected. A list of the current Councillors appears below:

Council Members

BrazilDiretoria de Hidrografia e Navegaçao (President)
IndiaDirectorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships (Vice President)
United KingdomTrinity House (Treasurer)
AustraliaAustralian Maritime Safety Authority (Member)
CanadaCanadian Coast Guard (Member)
ChileArmada de Chile, Directemar (Member)
DenmarkDanish Maritime Authority (Member)
FinlandFinish Transport Agency (Member)
FranceDirection des Affaires Maritimes (Member)
GermanyFederal Waterways and Shipping Agency (Member)
IrelandCommissioners of Irish Lights (Member)
ItalyItalian Coast Guard (Member)
JapanJapan Coast Guard (Member)
MalaysiaLight Dues Board Peninsular Malaysia (Member)
MoroccoDirection des ports et du domaine public maritime (Member)
NetherlandsMinistry of Infrastructure and Water Management (Member)
NorwayNorwegian Coastal Administration (Member)
People’s Republic of ChinaMaritime Safety Administration (Member)
Republic of KoreaMinistry of Oceans and Fisheries (Member)
SingaporeMaritime and Port Authority (Member)
SpainPuertos del Estado (Member)
SwedenSwedish Maritime Administration (Member)
TürkiyeDirectorate General of Coastal Safety (Member)
USAU.S. Coast Guard (Member)