The Board is chaired by Peter Yates AM and meets four times a year. Deputy chairs are Robyn Williams from the ABC and Professor Merlin Crossley from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Board members include:

Peter Yates AM, Chair Chairman, RiAus and Chairman, Business and Economics Board, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Melbourne
Dr Amanda Caples Lead Scientist, Victorian Government
Jim Carroll Director of News, Current Affairs and Sport, SBS
John Croll Chief Executive Officer, iSentia
Professor Merlin Crossley, Deputy Chair Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic, The University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Professor Karen Day Dean of Science, The University of Melbourne
Professor Graham Durant AM Director, Questacon
Harry Efthimiou Chief Health Insurance Officer, AIA Australia
Dr Michael Ellies Business and media consultant
Brad Hatch Director of Communications, Fairfax Media
Professor Kiaran Kirk Dean, ANU College of Science, The Australian National University
Melvin Mansell State Editorial Director, SA, WA, NT & TAS, News Corp Australia
TBA Australia Pacific LNG
Professor Iain Watson Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement), The University of Queensland
TBA NSW Government
Jemimah Pentland Head of Communications Asia Pacific, CSL Ltd
Gordon Radford Johnson Winter and Slattery
TBA University of Tasmania
Professor Robert Saint Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Flinders University
TBA University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Hon Jay Weatherill Premier, Govt of South Australia
Robyn Williams, Deputy Chair Presenter, Science Show, ABC
Bradley Abraham Chief Executive Officer, RiAus
Tanya Bowes Director of Corporate Affairs, CSIRO
Professor Chris Moran Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Curtin University
David Swinbanks Managing Director, Springer Nature, Australia

The Board is governed by the AusSMC’s constitution and acknowledges the Centre’s Statement of Independence.