University House operates under the authority of the Council of the Australian National University. The Vice-Chancellor appoints a Master, conventionally a senior academic of the university, who is responsible for the academic and operational oversight of the House. The Master is advised by a Board of Fellows, and assisted by an Operations Manager and their staff. They are guided by the University House Charter.
The current Master is Professor Peter Kanowski, who took up his appointment in May 2014. You can read more about his academic interests and work here.