The Senate exercises a wide mandate, designed to promote the objects and functioning of the Association.
The Senate may make recommendations to the President or the Executive Committee, either on request or of its own motion, and it may assume such responsibilities as they may assign to it.
The Senate is comprised of past members of the Executive Committee, and in practice those Senators who have indicated a willingness to support the Senate in its functions constitute its active membership.
The Senate is managed and administered by a Management Committee, which consists of the Chairman of the Senate, the Vice-Chairman of the Senate, and the Honorary Secretary, each of whom serves for one term of three years, and is eligible thereafter for re-election (the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman), or re-appointment (the Honorary Secretary).
The Senate and the Management Committee are operated in accordance with the Rules of Procedure, which the Senate adopted on 26 June 2011.