The Executive Director reports directly to the Executive Council (Governance). As head of Tangentyere Council the Executive Director represents the Council on a number of external committees and provides leadership in the strategic direction of the overall functions of the Council and its roles and relationships in the wider community. The Senior Executive Officer reports to the Executive Director and through that position to the Executive Council. This position undertakes much of the internal management of the organization.
Tangentyere has six divisions each of which has a Divisional Manager and each program within a Division has a Coordinator. The divisions are:
In addition, there are four not for profit enterprises. These are:
In total there are over 200 staff of whom 70% are Aboriginal. Approximately half of the staff work full-time, with the reminder being mostly part-time, with some casual workers.