The Committee has a Chair, elected for a four-year term, and the Committee’s business is managed by an Executive Committee (ExCo) that is elected each year at an Annual General Meeting  (AGM) . The National Committee is open to all UK organisations who are subscribing Members to IUCN internationally, and these are encouraged to subscribe to the National Committee in order to fund a Secretariat run by a Chief Executive and to finance meetings and projects.

In summary, the UK Committee of IUCN is a broad partnership working to further the conservation of nature in the UK, Europe and globally. It does this by building alliances with others, stimulating projects and providing the opportunity for sharing experiences in order to focus policy advice efforts. It has a formal Constitution and Rules of Operation that govern its actions as an unincorporated association, with a Chief Executive, Secretariat and an elected Executive Committee to run its business.

In May 2018, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations, the National Committee published its NCUK DATA PROTECTION POLICY