The Centre is guided by an Advisory Board selected to reflect geographical reach, gender balance, and other criteria deemed necessary by the Board. The Board consist of nine (9) members: the Chair of the Board, who is a representative of the Government of Malta; a representative of the Commonwealth Secretariat; one representative each from a small state in the African, Asian, Caribbean, European, and Pacific region; as well as two non-small state representatives from the eight Governments which are the major contributors to the overall resources of the various Funds of the Secretariat when the Board is constituted.
The purpose of the Board is to oversee the work of the Centre and provide direction to the Director on the basis of regular reports he/she shall provide to the Board on the operations of the Centre. The Board considers and approves the annual work plan, the budget and the audited accounts of the Centre is presented to the Board by the Director.
The Chair of the Board, on behalf of the Board members circulates an expression of interest for participation on the Board on a voluntary basis. Board meetings are to be held virtually with the use of relevant information communications technology, with one Board meeting per year scheduled in Malta. The term of the Board shall be for three (3) years.
The day to day management of the Centre is the responsibility of the Director.