The UKCP consortium is one of the longest-running High-End Consortia in the UK, and has been funded almost continuously by EPSRC since the 1990s. It is currently chaired by Dr Phil Hasnip (University of York), who first joined the consortium as its supporting post-doctoral researcher in 2002. Each full member of the consortium represents one or more academics and research groups in their respective institutions. The present membership is:

UKCP also employs a research software engineer, Dr Matthew Smith, to support its work, and develop the simulation methodology and software further.