The APPG was started by a group of young Cambridge students concerned about the future.
The initial secretariat was provided by the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER), an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Cambridge. CSER's work is dedicated to the study and mitigation of catastrophic risks.
The current secretariat is provided by Samuel Hilton and Caroline Baylon who are both Research Affiliates at CSER. They are supported with grant funding from the Center for Effective Altruism, a charity based in Oxford.