The Governing Body, under the terms of the Institutes of Technology Act (1992 - 2006), shall manage and control the affairs of the institute and shall perform the functions conferred on the institute. It is, therefore, the authority established by law to govern the institute. The Governing Body receives reports from the President and senior officers of the institute, evaluates them and makes strategic and policy decisions as required. Implementation of these decisions is entrusted to the President and delegated to the appropriate officers of the institute. On academic matters the Governing Body is advised by the Academic Council.

Governing Body members 2015-2020

Frank Ryan Chairman
Prof. Ciarán Ó Catháin President, AIT
Bill Delaney Vice-President for Financial & Corporate Affairs
Donna Mulkerrins Students Union – President
Brigid Delamere AIT Academic Rep
John O’Connor AIT Academic Rep
James Keane AIT Non-Academic Rep
Natasha Kinsella Irish Hospitality Institute
Liam Rattigan Russell Brennan Keane
Colette Ryan Alkermes
Paul Madden Ericsson
Geraldine Talty ICTU
Pat Gilmore Galway & Roscommon ETB
Kathleen Shanagher Galway & Roscommon ETB
Denis Magner Laois & Offaly ETB
Laura Leonard Longford & Westmeath ETB
Tom Farrell Longford & Westmeath ETB
Pat O’Toole Longford & Westmeath ETB