CCI is a strategic collaboration between independent organisations, each with its own identity, constitution and governance. CCI partners have agreed to work closely together under a shared strategy and set of operational procedures. In joining CCI, each organisation subscribes to a set of shared principles and signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the other CCI partners.
CCI has no separate legal identity but its overall direction and collaborative programmes are overseen by the CCI Council comprised of representatives of each CCI partner. The guidance of CCI activities is carried out by a series of Committees and Advisory Groups which may be reviewed and changed by the partners, through the Council, from time to time.