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

Platform Manager (Dr. Mohd Azrizan Bin Bakir) 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.