The governing body of GoDA is its council, elected from among the eligible members. Members of the council serve a three year term and are supported by a secretary and treasurer who need not necessarily be members of the guild itself. The Chairman of GoDA is elected from among the council members and serves a three year term plus an ex-officio year in support of the incoming Chairman.
The work of the council is supported by the Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasurer. GoDA Members are not eligible to fill these positions but the office holders must be ratified by the Council and membership of the Guild.