The Governing Council (GC) is a steering committee for the Australia-NZ IODP Consortium, and looks after broad policy. Its 2019 membership is listed below. Professor Stephen Eggins, the Director of the Research School of Earth Sciences at ANU is responsible for the ANZIC office.

The GC holds four Governing Council Meetings per annum.

Dr Ian Poiner – Chair/Independent Scientist

Prof. Richard Arculus – Lead CI/ANU

Prof. Leanne Armand – ANZIC Program Scientist/ ANU

Dr Ben Clennell – CSIRO/University of Western Australia

Dr Stuart Henrys – GNS Science

Dr Joanna Parr – Science Committee Chair/CSIRO

Dr Andrew Heap – Geoscience Australia

Prof. Chris Elders – Curtin University

Prof. Simon George – Macquarie University

Assoc. Prof. Jody Webster – University of Sydney

Assoc. Prof. Chris Yeats – Geological Survey of NSW

Assoc. Prof. Robert McKay – Victoria University in Wellington