The ALA Advisory Board supports the high-level direction and delivery of the ALA by providing vision, advocacy and advice. It provides advice to the ALA Director consistent with CSIRO’s ongoing delivery of national research infrastructure on behalf of the nation, as well as the principles guiding the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy. The Advisory Board meets three times per year in March, July and October and all members are appointed for two years with the possibility of extending the term.

Read the latest update from the ALA Advisory Board (October 2021).

Advisory Board

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Chair: Dr Ian Cresswell
Adjunct Professor
School of Biological, Earth and
Environmental Sciences, UNSW

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Dr Bek Christensen
Programs Director, Peter Cullen Trust
President, Ecological Society of Australia

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Mr Matthew Miles
Principal for Environmental Information,
South Australian Department for
Environment and Water

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Dr Aaron Dodd
Chief Investigator and Deputy Director,
Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk
Analysis (CEBRA)

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Dr Stephen van Leeuwen
BHP/Curtin Indigenous Professor in
Biodiversity & Environmental Science,
Curtin University

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Dr Manu Saunders
Lecturer in Ecology and Biology
School of Environmental and Rural Science,
University of New England

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Mr Brant Smith
Assistant Secretary
Geospatial and Information Analytics,
Department of Agriculture, Water
and the Environment

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Professor David Cantrill (ex-officio)
Executive Director Science
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

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Ms Toni Moate (ex-officio)
Director, National Collections and Marine
Infrastructure, CSIRO

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Dr Andre Zerger (ex-officio)
Director
Atlas of Living Australia

ALA executive

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Dr Andre Zerger
Director

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Mr Hamish Holewa
Chief Operating Officer