The Executive Committee consists of academics from mainly European countries, as well as several from outside of Europe. Their role is to steer the Academy and develop future activities. The Committee has a full meeting at each conference and a sub Committee meets quarterly to review progress and to programme conferences and other activities. Members of the committee independently collaborate on other activities such as workshops, held under the auspices of the European Academy of Design. The committee is currently chaired by the President of the EAD, Professor Paul Atkinson of Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Membership of the Committee includes representatives from:

Aalto University, Finland Goteburg University, Sweden Norwegian School of Business, Oslo, Norway
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada Grenoble Ecole de Management, France Paris College of Art, France
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA University of Porto, Portugal
Universitat de Barcelona, Spain Istanbul Technical University, Turkey Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
University of Boras, Sweden Lancaster University, UK The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK
Braunschweig University of Art, Germany Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland University of Salford, UK
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark Yasar University, Turkey
Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany
University of Dundee, UK
Goldsmiths University of London, UK