The Director manages the Institute. He/she is an appointee of the University Council and reports to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic). Through the office of the Director, IRA has two participatory organs which facilitate decision-making, i.e. the Board and the Management Committee. The former is a statutory organ of the University, whereas the latter is an informal but useful arrangement for assisting the Director to exploit the fertile treasure of ideas from the members of the Institute. The Director is also advised by 5 research team leaders or coordinators who form part of the Management Committee. These are the principal advisors to the Director and are responsible for planning and reviewing the Institute’s research and academic activities, based on the University’s guidelines.