The Association has a corporate structure with its Board of Directors forming an Executive Committee. The Directors are drawn from, and represent, the membership of the Association. The Association is supported by a Secretariat function.
Besides the Executive Committee which meets monthly, there is also a Technical Committee and numerous specific sub-committees working on industry issues, supported by the Association's Secretariat. DATA also has an Affiliates Committee. Affiliate membership is available to depositaries and trustees who act for funds other than UK Authorised Funds.
DATA will endeavour to represent the industry views to major regulatory and influencing bodies such as the Financial Conduct Authority, HM Treasury and the Inland Revenue. The Committee also responds to industry developments, particularly concerning new regulations, market developments and market events.