The Board of the Directors are elected annually by AustCham Shanghai members to set direction and oversee governance arrangements for the Chamber. Each Board Director is elected for a two-year term and each year there are five positions up for election. All members of the Board of Directors are voluntary and part-time with the exception of the Executive Director.

Members of the Board of Directors come from a wide range of corporate backgrounds and bring with them diverse professional backgrounds and in-depth experience of successful, commercially profitable China businesses.

Each corporate member nominates a representative nominee with voting rights, exercisable at the Annual General Meeting. During this meeting, members elect the Board and vote on other chamber business. The Board of Directors also meet throughout the year to conduct general chamber business.