The GHL is administratively hosted as a partnership programme within the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
The Governing Board is composed of representatives from each of the founding governments and humanitarian organisations. The Board Chair is Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
The GHL Steering Committee is constituted of the heads of innovation units of the founding humanitarian organisations. Together, the Steering Committee members identify innovation challenges, share information, set the agenda of the GHL and collaborate on joint projects.