IPAA National provides support services for IPAA nationwide. It is governed by a National Council consisting of representatives from each state/territory division and members of its Executive. The Council meets twice a year.
Its Executive consists of a National President, two National Deputy Presidents, a National Secretary and a National Treasurer. Each Executive member takes primary responsibility for one or more national office functions, namely national events, awards, publications, submissions, communications, partnerships and finance.
In performing their functions, each Executive is guided and assisted by a National Standing Committee named after that function. Standing Committees comprise Council and other IPAA members with expertise in their subject matters. The Executive meets at least quarterly and the Standing Committees when necessary.
The Council, Executive and Standing Committees are serviced by a National Secretariat provided by the NSW IPAA Division under a competitively tendered service contract.