INBAR’s Board of Trustees are responsible for developing appropriate policies, overseeing management and ensuring efficient operations. There are eight Trustee positions, one of which is appointed by the Government of the Host State. Of the seven Trustees at large, three are from bamboo and rattan producing countries and three are appointed on the basis of their scientific or administrative expertise. The Director General takes the final Trustee position.
Trustees serve one term of three years which may be extended for a further term, with the exception of the Director General, whose term(s) last four years. New appointments are made by the Board based on suggestions and recommendations made at their request. The Board of Trustees meet once a year, usually in October.