The Federation meets at least once a year at an Annual General Meeting. All members are entitled to vote at these meetings.
The Board is responsible for the strategy, governance and membership functions of Science & Technology Australia. It is made up of the Executive and 12 cluster representatives, each of whom are the chosen by STA members.
Ten of these positions are elected by disciplinary-based groups, and the remaining two represent general members which are not primarily disciplinary-based.
The Executive is delegated by the Board to manage the ordinary operations of the organisation.
It consists of nine members - the Chief Executive Officer and eight elected members.
Three levels of organisation make up Science & Technology Australia
The STA Board comprises members of the Executive Committee, and 12 Cluster Group representatives, each of whom are elected by STA members in their cluster.
A Cluster Group appointment is for two years, with a possibility to stand for a second term (to a maximum of four years). Elections to the Board are held every October.
STA makes a general call for nominations, and Cluster members vote to choose the successful candidate. Candidates must be a member of at least one of the organisations in the relevant Cluster.
Election for the Executive are held in alternate years, see below for specific details.
Elected in even years
- President-elect (1-year term) who assumes
the Presidency in the odd year (for 2 years)
- Secretary (2-year term)
- Chair, Policy Committee (2-year term)
- Early Career Scientist (2-year term)
Elected in odd years
- Vice-President (2-year term)
- Treasurer (2-year term)
- Ordinary Member (1-year term)
- Early Career Representative (2-year term)
STA COMMITTEES AND WORKING GROUPS
STEM Sector Policy Committee
Professor Sharath Sriram (chair)
Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society (AMMS)
Dr Pallave Dasari
Women in STEMM Australia
Professor Richard Evans
CSIRO Staff Association and Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)
Dr Kathy Nicholson
Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) and Women in STEMM Australia
Professor Geoff Prince
Australian Mathematics Society (AustMS) and Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI)
Professor Jamie Vandenberg
Australian Society for Biophysics, Australian Physiological Society, and the Australian Cardiovascular Alliance (ACvA)
Dr Jeremy Brownlie (Co-chair)
Genetics Society of Australasia (GSA)
Ms Jasmine Chambers (Co-chair)
Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS)
Mr Peter Elford
Dr Sue Barrell
Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS) / Women in STEMM Australia
Ms Tanya Ha
Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) / Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC-AU)
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group
Dr Darren Saunders (Co-chair)
Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
Ms Tanya Ha (Co-chair)
Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC-AU)
Dr Jeremy Brownlie
Genetics Society of Australasia (GSA)
Professor Judith Dawes
Australian Optical Society (AOS)
Dr Zoe Doubleday
Australian Society for Fish Biology (ASFB)
Professor Rebecca Ritchie
Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Australian Cardiovascular Alliance (ACvA), Australasian Society of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacologists & Toxicologists (ASCEPT), and the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia (HBPRCA)
Professor Andrew Peele
Australian Institute of Physics (AIP)
Jim Piper (2015-2017), Research Leader at the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics and former Deputy Vice Chancellor, Macquarie University
Ross Smith (2013-2015), then Director of environmental consulting company Hydrobiology.
Michael Holland (2011-2013), then Deputy Head of the School of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland.
Cathy Foley (2009-2011), Deputy and Science Director, CSIRO Manufacturing.
Ken Baldwin (2007-2009), Deputy Director, Research School of Physics and Engineering, Professor, Australian National University.
Tom Spurling (2005 - 2007), former CEO of the CRC for Wood Innovations; Professor, Swinburne University of Technology and member of the CSIRO Board.
Snow Barlow (2003-2005), Professor of Horticulture and Viticulture, University of Melbourne.
Chris Fell (2001-2003), former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of New South Wales.
Peter Cullen (March-November 2001) then Director, CRC for Freshwater Ecology, Canberra; Wentworth Group of Scientists.
Sue Serjeantson (1999-March 2001), then Deputy Vice Chancellor - Australian National University, Sue retired from position as Executive Secretary Australian Academy of Science in 2008.
Peter Cullen (1997-1999), then Director, CRC for Freshwater Ecology, Canberra.
Joe Baker (1995-1997), former ACT Commissioner for the Environment; Director of AIMS and Chief Scientist, Queensland.
Graham Johnston (1993-1995), then Professor of Pharmacology, University of Sydney.
Ditta Bartels (1991-93), then Counsellor for Science and Technology, Australian Embassy, Bonn.
Tony Wicken (1989-1991), then Professor of Microbiology, UNSW, formerly Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) UNSW.
Frank Larkins (1987-89), then Professor of Chemistry, University of Tasmania, and also a former Deputy Vice Chancellor (International) University of Melbourne.
Fred Smith (1985-87), then Professor of Physics, Monash University and a former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) La Trobe University.