The WAIMM is governed by a council of 29 members, including the President and three Vice Presidents and councilors of industry professionals, academia and research. The council is chaired by the President and meets 3-5 times a year. Council is responsible for Policy implementation, providing bye-laws, policies and other standard operational procedures and ensures the WAIMM strategic goals and objectives are fully met.

New members are approved by the Membership Committee for election into various categories in the Institute. Membership application and admission usually takes between 4 to 8weeks depending on the grade of membership and also correctness of the application supporting documents.

Presidents and the council members are elected for two years to provide continuous operational support. All elections into various positions are carried out by the Elections Committee.

The Administrative Secretary is the reporting officer between the Governing Council and the Membership structure and submits such reports yearly during the WAIMM annual general meeting.