The Council comprises the following members:
- President: Professor Sierd Cloetingh. Earth Sciences, Utrecht University
- Vice president: Professor Anne Buttimer. Emeritus Professor of Geography, University College Dublin
- Honorary Treasurer: Professor Ole Petersen. Director of Biosciences, Cardiff University
- Other members of the Board of Trustees.
- All chairs of Academic Sections are Statutory Council members.
In addition, a number of independent members (up to 5 ) are elected individually by the Annual General Meeting. As at September 2013, these were the following: