The New Zealand Council employs its own staff through its Chief Executive. Their role is to implement the outcomes adopted by the New Zealand Council, to provide independent advice to it and ensure statutory requirements are complied with.

Key specific roles of the Chief Executive and staff include national advocacy on behalf of anglers and hunters, raising the public awareness of the organisation and of angling and game bird hunting plus co-ordinating and auditing the operations of the regions. The staff are:

Chief Executive: Corina Jordan

Deputy Chief Executive: Richie Cosgrove

Chief Financial Officer: Carmel Veitch

Office Manager: Samantha May

Senior Policy Advisor: Helen Brosnan

Senior Policy Advisor:  Currently vacant

Senior Communications and Marketing Advisor: Maggie Tait

HR and HS Advisor: Adrienne Murray