Durham Students' Union is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board is ultimately responsible for directing the affairs of the Union and for ensuring it is solvent, well-run and delivering the charitable objectives. This involves approving and overseeing the strategic plan and the budget.
The Board consists of thirteen Trustees who are elected by the membership or appointed by the Board with the agreement of Assembly:
The Board has several sub-committees which are responsible for detailed scrutiny of some areas: