The Executive Committee oversees the Centre’s strategic direction and performance against the objectives of the ARC Centre of Excellence scheme and agreed performance targets.
The Committee ensures that the Centre’s resources are allocated effectively to achieve these aims. In addition, the Executive Committee acts as the formal authorising committee for the Centre budget, strategic plan, research projects, project and other partnership agreements, and applications for affiliate status.
Message from the Executive Committee Chair
“A robust governance framework is the foundation for any organisation, and particularly important for a research centre as transdisciplinary and cross-nodal as ours. In 2021, the committee focused its attention on developing important processes for project development, budget allocation, recruitment of new members, and strategies to build the Centre’s research culture. An achievement of note was the founding of our ‘2for1 model’ as a strategy to provide development opportunities for Centre members to understand and participate in the governing actions of the Executive Committee. The collegiality and resolve of our Executive Committee to establish a solid operational and strategic foundation in the Centre’s establishment year was exciting, and has set a inspiring standard for the seven years to come.”
Professor Susan Danby