The first Board of Trustees of the Sabah National Parks was appointed in January 1963, chaired by the Conservator of Forests (Mr. G.L. Carson. C.B.E.) with four other members (Mr. E.J.H. Berwick, C.B.E., Mr. J. Comber, Datuk Ganie Gilong, Mr. Y.K. Wong).
The Board of Trustees of the Sabah Parks is comprised of ten (10) members who are appointed by His Excellency the Head of State of Sabah. Appointed members are mandated to held posts such as Chairman, Deputy Chairman, three ex-officio members (Holders of Permanent Secretary of Ministries those: under which Sabah Parks is placed, Ministry of Finance and Secretary of Natural Resources), four (4) other members and the Director of Sabah Parks.