Centre Director, Professor Stephen Crain, was responsible for scientific leadership and strategic direction. The Chief Operating Officer, Dr Lisa Yen, was responsible for the operational management and strategic planning. The Research Management Committee was comprised of the Director, Deputy Director, Chief Operating Officer, and the other Research Program Leaders. This Committee was responsible for the Centre’s goals, policies, and performance indicators. The progress, future directions and outreach activities of the CCD were reviewed by an international Scientific Committee comprised of eminent scholars in cognitive science, and by an Advisory Board with representatives from academia and key community / advocacy organisations.