The SEACO operational management describes the intellectual and strategic leadership on site, in Malaysia. The office is currently headed by a Director – Professor Daniel Reidpath who reports to the Board. The Director provides strategic oversight of the research and service activities of the Research Platform. He is supported by the Deputy Director, Platform Manager, and Field Manager:

Deputy Director (Professor Tin Tin Su) is principally responsible for the research activities of SEACO, along with managing all engagements with the local social and political communities in Segamat.

Platform Manager (Nirmala Devarajan) is responsible for the coordination of the day to day activities of the Research Platform.

Field Manager (Ruhaida Bachok) manages the overall operations of the field work and supervision of the field workforce.