The Board has 27 members, all of whom are independent and do not represent any other organisation.
This comprises 13 local authority appointed members, six Parish Council elected members and eight Secretary of State appointed members. All Board members will have expressed an interest in joining the CCB Board.
- Members appointed by the Secretary of State must go through a formal application and selection process and are appointed for a period of three years, which can be extended twice by another three years, nine years maximum.
- Parish Council members are elected by the parish councils in their appropriate county within the Chilterns AONB: two Buckinghamshire, two Oxfordshire, one Hertfordshire and one Bedfordshire parish councillors. They can remain Board members as long as they are parish council members and are willing to remain Board members.
- Local Authorities in the Chilterns AONB appoint their members usually in May some do it annually, some appoint them for years: five for Buckinghamshire Council, and one each for Oxfordshire County Council, Hertfordshire County Council, Central Bedford Council, Luton Borough Council, Dacorum Borough Council, North Hertfordshire District Council, South Oxfordshire District Council and Three Rivers District Council.
The CCB and CEO have no formal influence over who is appointed or elected to the Board.
The CEO is responsible to the Board members of the CCB.