The governing body of the IAG is its Council, consisting of the officers (President, Vice President, Immediate Past President, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer) and up to six members. Council may co-opt up to eight additional members to fulfil specific roles. For example, the Chair of the organising committee of the next Geoanalysis conference is usually co-opted to Council.
Council is elected every three years by ballot of the membership, with the results being announced at the General Meeting held during the Geoanalysis conference. Nominations for membership of Council are sought three or four months before the conference.
Council meets usually twice a year hosted by one of its members. Meetings last typically two to three days depending on the agenda and if there is, for example, a special workshop scheduled, involving outside experts.
||August 2022 – September 2024|
|Jacinta Enzweiler||President||University of Campinas, Brazil|
|Regina Mertz-Kraus||Vice-President||Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Germany|
|Jennifer Cook||Secretary||British Geological Survey, Nottingham, UK|
|Chris Jackson||Treasurer||Kent, UK|
|Thomas Meisel||Immediate Past President||Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria|
||Member of Council||China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China|
|Charles Gowing||Member of Council||British Geological Survey, Nottingham, UK|
||Member of Council||Australian National University, Canberra|
||Member of Council||United States Geological Survey, Denver|
||Member of Council||Isoanalysis, Berlin, Germany|
||Member of Council||Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland|
|Peter Webb||GeoPT Programme||formerly of The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK|
||G-Chron Programme||Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, Germany|
|Dieter Garbe-Schönberg||G-Probe programme||University of Kiel, Germany|
|Edward Williams||GGR Business and Publication Manager||Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques et Géochimiques, Nancy, France|
||Publicity||University of Maine, USA|
|Doug Miles||IAGeo Limited||Nottingham, UK|
|Axel Renno||Chair of Geoanalysis 2022 organising committee||Helmholtz Centre Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany|