The Ian Wark Research Institute's management structure
draws together three core research sectors along with a scientific services sector which
supports all research activities. The Wark's activities are overseen by an Advisory Board having strong industry representation and being responsible to the Council of the University of South Australia.
The Research and Technology Advisory Committee is created by the Advisory Board and comprises internationally recognised academic researchers with strong industry experience and credibility. The Advisory Board reports directly to the University of South Australia Council and advises the Director on research activities and directions.
The Executive Policy and Planning Committee consists of the Director, Deputy Director, Associate Directors and includes elected representatives from the research academic staff, professional staff and postgraduate students.