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, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) at 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 (Education), 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 CFO, AIA Australia
Dr Michael Ellies Business and media consultant
Brad Hatch Director of Communications, Fairfax Media
Professor Kiaran Kirk Dean of the College of Medicine, Biology & Environment, The Australian National University (ANU)
Melvin Mansell State Editorial Director, SA, WA & NT, News Corp Australia
Fiona McLeod External Affairs Manager, Australia Pacific LNG
Professor Anton Middleberg The University of Queensland
Professor Mary O’Kane NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer
Jemimah Pentland Senior Director, Public Affairs, CSL Ltd
Gordon Radford Johnson Winter and Slattery
Professor Robert Saint Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Flinders University
Professor Judith Smith Dean of Science, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Hon Jay Weatherill Premier, Govt of South Australia
Robyn Williams, Deputy Chair Presenter, Science Show, ABC
Dr Paul Willis Director, RiAus

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