The members of the MTA Executive are elected on an annual basis. Other than the full-time MTA President, Peter Sutherland, the members of the Executive are all full-time teachers who work on a voluntary basis for the union. The MTA Executive usually meets once every two weeks, generally after school, to conduct the business of the Association.
In order to run for a position on the MTA Executive, an MTA member must have served as an MTA Representative for his/her school or centre for at least one year within the last ten. A call for nominations for the positions on the MTA Executive goes out every year in April.