The officers of WEC, together with the Secretary General, form the Officers Council, which has responsibility for managing WEC's business affairs and property. The Officers Council consists of:
WEC Chair: elected for a three-year term from nominations which may be submitted by any Member Committee; chairs the Executive Assembly, represents WEC at energy events, speaks on behalf of WEC.
Vice Chairs: represent WEC's geographic regions, (e.g., North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean): elected for a three-year term from nominations submitted to the EA by the Chair. There are also Vice Chairs with Special Responsibilities. The number and responsibilities are determined by the WEC Chair and approved by the Executive Assembly.
Standing Committee Chairs: Nominated by the WEC Chair and elected by the EA for a three-year term.
The Officers Council usually meets three times a year to assist the Secretary General, who is an ex officio member, in the fundraising, recruitment, and management of WEC. All recommendations made or actions taken by the Officers Council are ultimately referred to the Executive Assembly for approval. Two sub-committees have been established under the auspices of the Officers Council and report to it:
A Finance Committee, which has responsibility for the budget, annual accounts, auditor and WEC's long-term financial commitments. Its members are appointed by the Chair of WEC. The Comitteee meets three times a year.
A Nominations Committee, comprised of the WEC Chair, the Chair of the Programme Committee and the Chair of the Studies Committee, which has responsibility for making nominations for WEC officer and committee positions.