Today, STA has elected a range of new leaders to join our Executive Committee.
Newly appointed President-Elect, Dr Jeremy Brownlie, says he is honoured to have been elected to lead Science & Technology Australia and the 70,000+ scientists and technologists that the organisation represents.
“It’s important that the science, technology, engineering and mathematics sectors have a strong voice,” Dr Brownlie said.
“I look forward to advocating on behalf of the inspiring researchers throughout Australia, and in particular looking for ways to promote equity, diversity and the value of Indigenous knowledge during my time as President.”
“The delays to ARC funding are a prime example that there is work to be done, and I am excited to work with our current leadership to address these issues as they arise.”
Dr Brownlie will spend twelve months working with current STA President, Professor Emma Johnston AO, before beginning his two year term as President in late 2019.
Executive members elected today include:
- Dr Jeremy Brownlie – elected as President-elect
- Dr Sue Barrell – elected as Vice-President,
- Associate Professor Sharath Sriram – elected as Chair of Policy, and
- Dr Sumeet Walia – elected as Early Career Representative,
- Dr Darren Saunders – re-elected as Secretary
President of Science & Technology Australia, Professor Emma Johnston AO, warmly welcomed the new executive committee members, and thanked those departing members for their invaluable service.
“We are constantly improving the way we advocate for and connect science and technology professionals across the nation to advance the role, reputation and impact of science,” Professor Johnston said.
“The new leadership team reflects our proactive approach to engaging and promoting a diversity of voices in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
“We have culturally and linguistically diverse members of the Executive Committee, and both early career and senior perspectives are represented. With a gender-balanced Executive Committee we are also proud that for the first time, both the President and Vice President are women.”