The Centre is run by a Director, Robert Smith, who has an extensive track record of managing industrial R&D programmes. He has worked for a number of major sectors of industry that depend upon NDE technology. The Director has oversight of and responsibility for all Centre activities, technical programmes and industrial liaison. The financial and commercial support for RCNDE is handled by the NDE Research Association (NDEvR) of which Peter Thayer is the Director. NDEvR also represents industry in a Strategic Partnership with EPSRC
The Director reports to a Management Board comprising all full industrial and university members and EPSRC. The Board has ultimate responsibility for all policy and strategic issues, as well as approving and directing the Centre’s activities. The Centre undertakes to ensure effective communication between the researchers and industry, both informally and formally via the Board.