Otago Polytechnic is a crown/public entity governed by its own Council, which comprises eight members.
Four members, including the chair and deputy chair are appointed by the Minister of Tertiary Education, with four appointed by the Council itself.
Governance and management at Otago Polytechnic are complementary teams that support one another to promote excellence and accountability.
The Council has four subcommittees:
1. Kōmiti Kawanataka
2. Finance and Audit Committee
3. Executive Committee
4. Leadership Team