In 2005, Rev. Dr. Fabio Attard SDB was appointed as the first Director and in July 2005, a Board was set up to help in the management of the Institute. This Board started operating as from August 2005 and was formally constituted on the 18th September 2007 through a decree signed by Mgr Archbishop Paul Cremona. The members of the first Board were: Rev. Dr Fabio Attard SDB, DD., Sr Marie Scicluna RCSJ, MA, Rev. Dr Joe Galea Curmi S.Th.D.(Lat), Prof. Adrian Gellel D.Sc.Ed.(UPS) and Rev. Dr Mark Sultana S.Th.L., Ph.D.(Greg).
Meetings with different institutes within the Church were held, namely with the Secretariats and Commissions of the Archdioceses, the Institutes of Spirituality led by the Religious Orders and the Faculty of Theology. During these meetings the identity and the role of the Institute of Pastoral Formation were discussed.