PLP is guided by an Advisory Panel of eminent Pacific Islanders, who provide strategic oversight and advice on Program activities. Advisory Panel members play a pivotal role in the development of initiatives in each focus country, by guiding strategy, providing knowledge and facilitating access to local networks.

The Advisory Panel also meets on an annual basis to provide feedback and guidance on Program development, planning and implementation. The current Chair of the Advisory Panel is  Dr. Transform Aqorau former Chief Executive Officer of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA).