The Board of NYCI is the Governing body of the National Youth Council of Ireland and broadly represents all member organisations and is ultimately responsible to the Member Organisations.
The Board consists of the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, the Chairpersons of the two Standing Conferences (see below) as well as ordinary members. Ordinary members are elected through two separate Electoral Colleges reflecting the different backgrounds and objectives of individual member organisations. A system of gender balancing operates in Board elections. The Youth Work Electoral College elects seven people to the Board. The Youth Interest Electoral College elects four people to the Board.
The Board implements the work programme and policies of the National Youth Council of Ireland and it is the decision making body between assemblies. The Board meets at least six times a year.
The members of NYCI's Board for 2013 are:
James O’Leary, President, (Involve Youth Service Ltd)
Elaine Nevin (ECO-Unesco)
David Owen (An Óige)
Patricia McKenna (Macra na Feirme)
Noel O’Connor (Scouting Ireland)
Carmel O’Connor (Catholic Youth Care)
Vicky Rattigan (Young Christian Workers)
Denis O’Brien (Foroige)
Kieron O’Dowd (Macra)
Patrick Burke (Youth Work Ireland)
James McCann (Ógra Fianna Fail)
Patrick Molloy (Young Fine Gael)
Michelle Carew (National Association for Youth Drama)
Mary T Hally (Irish Girl Guides)
Ian Power (Spunout)