IMRO is governed by a Board of Directors comprising 15 non-executive directors. Seven of the directors are writer members and five are publisher members, all of whom are directly elected by the membership. In addition, there are three external directors on the Board. External Directors are not members of IMRO and they are appointed by the Board on the basis of the particular expertise and skills they can bring to the workings of the Board.
The Board delegates to committees specific responsibilities. Directors are appointed to committees by the Board and decisions of committees are subject to ratification by the Board. Ad hoc committees are established by the Board from time to time to deal with specific matters that arise. The following committees have been established by the Board.