The Board is the executive authority of the PDG and defines its course of action. It is obliged to implement the decisions of the Members' Conference and is responsible for the smooth operation of the PDG in general. The Board has a minimum of five and a maximum of nine members, who are elected by the Main Delegates for a term of four years, which can be extended once. The Board elects a President and a Vice-President from its members. The day-to-day management of the office of the PDG is done by the Secretary General.