The Science Europe Governing Board is the senior body of elected members who jointly make, guide and monitor the strategic direction of the organisation. It reports to the General Assembly and is comprised of the President, the two Vice-Presidents, and a minimum of six Ordinary Members.
Ordinary Members, being Heads of Member Organisations, are elected by the General Assembly for a term of two years. The President of Science Europe chairs the Governing Board and decides in the event of tied votes. The Secretary General of Science Europe also attends Board Meetings but does not have a vote. In general, the Board meets at least twice a year.
Since November 2017, Marc Schiltz (FNR) serves as the President of Science Europe. The President chairs the General Assembly and the Governing Board and represents the organisation internally and externally.
The President is supported by two Vice-Presidents. Ingrid Petersson, Director General of the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (FORMAS) is currently the Vice-President representing Funding Organisations. The Vice-President representing Research Performing Organisations is Rosa Menéndez, President of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
The following Ordinary Members serve on the Science Europe Governing Board since 2017: