Pati Umaga is the President of DPA. Pati currently leads a six-strong governance group called the National Executive Committee (NEC), which is elected by DPA members. The current NEC is made up of Gerri Pomeroy (President Elect), Nick Ruane, Yi Small, Debbie Ward and Marty Van Der Kley.
DPA has members around the country who generally work together in regional assemblies.
DPA is run by a small team in Wellington, made up of Waddy Wadsworth (National Operations Manager), Esther Woodbury (National Policy and Relationships Manager), Paula Booth (Analyst Policy and Relationships) and Sharyn McCann (Finance Officer). DPA also has Kaituitui located in a number of regions, who perform a community liaison role.