Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Unconventional Gas Development and Large Coal Mining Development

Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Unconventional Gas Development and Large Coal Mining Development (IESC) provides independent, expert scientific advice on coal seam gas and large coal mining proposals as requested by the Australian Government and state government regulators. Additionally, the IESC provides advice to the Australian Government on bioregional assessments and research priorities and projects.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    8

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    GPO Box 3090
    Canberra ACT 2601
    Australia

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Dr. Chris Pigram AM FTSE 1 October 2023 30 June 2026
Member Prof. Wendy Timms 1 October 2023 30 June 2026
Member Dr. Juliette Woods 1 January 2023 30 June 2025
Member Dr. Jenny Stauber 1 October 2023 30 June 2026
Member Associate Professor Philip Hayes 1 January 2023 30 June 2025
Member Prof. Jenny Davis 1 October 2021 30 June 2024
Member Prof. Rory Nathan 1 October 2021 30 June 2024
Member Prof. Andrew Boulton 1 January 2024 31 December 2026
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