The Board was established in 2006 and took over the ownership and management of the assets of the National Wildlife Centre Trust which has since been wound up.
The board is made up of seven members including at least one representative from Rangitāne o Wairarapa and one from the Department of Conservation. The board is entrusted with providing strategic direction for Pūkaha, ensuring the economic, environmental and social sustainability of the organisation and supporting Pūkaha management and staff to achieve all of the strategic goals set by the board.
The current members of the board are:
Bob Francis – Chairman
Duncan Fletcher – Deputy Chairman
Russell Kawana – Rangitane o Wairarapa
Reg Kempler – Department of Conservation