The TSRA Board is an elected, representative body, which participates in scheduled quarterly meetings and issue-specific out-of-session meetings. The primary functions of the Board are to:
- set out the TSRA's vision for the Torres Strait
- oversight the TSRA's strategic objectives and direction
- approve program mandates
- review the TSRA's performance, its objectives and outcomes
- manage strategic risk and regional stakeholder relations.
The Chairperson and executive members of the TSRA are elected by the Members at the first Board meeting following the local government and Division 5 elections. All TSRA Board Members are also Directors under the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 (Cth) and are classified as Non-Executive Directors.