APPA is governed by a Board of Directors in accordance with the association's Constitution, which states the composition of the Board:
- The Board must have at least five (5) and no more than nine (9) member Directors.
- The Board shall be made up of at least two (2) distributor members or representatives of distributor members and two (2) supplier members or representatives of supplier members.
- The Board may appoint up to two (2) additional Directors who are nonmembers, who will be known as board appointed Dir
The Board is empowered by the Constitution to appoint the President and Vice-President.
Director terms are for three years, with a maximum of three successive terms.
The current APPA Board of Directors includes:
- President: Robert Williams (Your Brand Unleashed)
- Vice President: Lauren Jones (Sands Promotions)
- Bryan Deng (PromoCollection)
- Bo Burns (Fundraise Factory NZ)
- Adrian Davidson (Inck Merchandise)
- Rowland Percy (Better Promo)
- Jason Turk (Logo Line)
- Appointed Director: Liliana Bove (The University of Melbourne)
- Appointed Director: Peter Schroeder