A board of International Trustees, independent of all Government agencies, direct the Trust. Trust funds are used in pursuit of the Trust's purposes.
Trustees include UK, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian and United States citizens. Trustees take advice from other important international institutions that have expertise and an interest in South Georgia. The Trust is registered as a charity in Scotland with representation in Norway and the USA.
The ten Trustees are:
- Bjorn Basberg, Norway, Economic Historian - Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.
- Jan Cheek, Falkland Islands - prominent Falklands business woman brought up on South Georgia, elected to the Falkland Islands Assembly.
- John Croxall, England, Head of BirdLife's seabird programme and a former scientist with British Antarctic Survey.
- Michael Moore, USA, Marine Biologist - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
- Frederik Paulsen, Sweden, Industrialist - Ferring Holding SA.
- Howard Pearce, Scotland - former Commissioner of South Georgia.
- Mike Richardson, former Head of the Polar Regions Unit, Foreign Commonwealth Office.
- Denise Landau, Antarctic tourism expert and former Executive Director of IAATO.
- Alexander Borodin, Russian businessman and explorer.
- Elaine Shemilt, Dean of External Relations at Duncan of Jordanstone School of Design and Director of Centre for Remote Environments.