YHA New Zealand is a not for profit membership-based organisation. The governance role of the Board focuses on YHA's wider issues of organisational purpose, including strategic direction and board-level policies. YHA operates in a commercially challenging environment; the Board’s commercial abilities are critical to ensure YHA's long-term sustainability.
The Board delegates the responsibility of managing the organisation to the Chief Executive and the Senior Leadership Team, who work together to ensure that objectives and goals are achieved.
Elections are held annually for positions on the National Board, and successful candidates serve for up to a three-year term. Election results are announced at YHA's Annual General Meeting.