The chairperson has some responsibilities additional to those of other board members, particularly in relation to leadership and the conduct of business. These include;

In relation to the annual report, the chairperson is required under the Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies to report on important aspects of the body's operations in the preceding year. The Code requires the chairperson's statement regarding the internal financial control to be included in the annual report. The Code details the Format for the Report regarding the assessment of Internal Financial Controls of a State Body.