The Board of Trustees operates at the apex of the GCU governance pyramid and determines policy. The Board comprises of ten members. Eight of these members are accomplished and distinguished alumni of the school while the remaining two are representatives of the Abia state government. The members of the Trust are as follows:
On December, 22nd 2014, a Deed of Trust was signed with the Abia state government, thereby vesting the Trust with all legal interests, rights and power pertaining to ownership, management, operation, control and funding of Government College Umuahia. The Trust is duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission, Abuja in line with the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The secretariat handles the day to day operations of the Trust and is led by the Secretary of the Board, Mr. Chuma Onwudiwe. He is an administrator, former Editor-in-Chief, Writer, Documentarist and Veteran Film maker. He is also an alumnus of Government College, Umuahia.
The registered office of the secretariat is Capital Alliance Nigeria Limited, 8th Floor, C&C Towers, Plot 1684 Sanusi Fafunwa Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Restoration Ambassador is Dr. Eugene C.Ibe, a Harvard and MIT trained Engineer.