The Commissioner and the Deputy Commissioner are appointed by the President. All Commissioners that have been appointed were either sitting or retired judges or judicial commissioners of the Supreme Court.
With effect from 1 January 2015, Mr Chia Wee Kiat, the Deputy Presiding Judge of the Family Justice Courts, was appointed the Commissioner of Appeals. Mr Tan Pheng Wee Christopher, the Registrar of the State Courts, was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Appeals with effect from 1 January 2017.
The Honourable Justice Buttrose : 1967 - 1968
The Honourable Justice Choor Singh : 1967 - 1979
The Honourable Justice T S Sinnathuray : 1979 - 2000
Mr T Q Lim SC : 2001 - 2010
Ms Foo Tuat Yien : 2011 - 2014
Mr Chia Wee Kiat : 2015 - present
The Registrar and other officers of the Board, are appointed by the Minister for Law. The Registrar is also currently an Assistant Registrar of the Supreme Court.