The Executive Board is the focal point and the ‘figurehead’ decision making body for sub regional governance in Greater Manchester; in policy areas where the 10 local authorities have agreed it can carry out this role. It consists of the ten leaders of the member local authorities and also representatives of the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, Transport for Greater Manchester, Police Authority and Waste Disposal Authority.
Other local authorities or joint committees from outside Greater Manchester may also become associate members, subject to the agreement of the Board. Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool BC, Cheshire East and Warrington Councils currently have this status. Representatives from associate members may attend Board meetings and participate in debates, but cannot vote.
The Chair of the AGMA Executive Board is elected from amongst the 10 members (nine Leaders and Salford's Elected Mayor) who make up the Executive Board and up to 3 Vice Chairs may be appointed from different political groups.
The Executive Board currently meets on the last Friday of every month. Its meetings are public, and tend to rotate around the 10 Districts.