DHPI has its own Board of Governors and it was constituted by the SACBC. There are three ex-officio members: two Bishops appointed by the SACBC to the Board. They usually serve for a minimum three years and a maximum of six years. The Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) is the third ex-officio member.
The rest of the Board members, both male and female comes from various backgrounds comprising of their leadership qualities, organisational experience and expertise. The maximum duration of a Board member on the Board is nine years. The Board meets twice a year.