Day to day operations are handled by the secretariat based at the University of Malawi Central Office in Zomba. Operationally, day-to-day administrative business of MAREN is managed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) while the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) handles technical matters pertaining to the MAREN network and value added services.
MAREN is governed by a Board of Directors who are appointed at the AGM by member institutions. The Board provides policy direction in the operation of the NREN.
MAREN, the Malawi NREN, is one of the founding members of the UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education Networking.