Australian Research Council Advisory Committee

Education, Skills and Employment
The ARC Advisory Committee was established on 31 March 2022 as a designated Committee under the Australian Research Council Act 2001. The Committee and independent Chair are appointed by the Acting Minister for Education and Youth for up to three years. Members have broad expertise across research, industry, and governance. In supporting the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Committee will help guide the strategic direction of the ARC to ensure its programs achieve value and impact for Australia. The Committee supports the CEO in setting the ARC’s strategic agenda to deliver on the three broad objectives: - to grow knowledge and innovation for the benefit of the Australian community by funding the highest quality research - assessing the quality, engagement, and impact of research - providing advice on research matters.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under

    Minister

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    10

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No, but noted in parent's annual report

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    11 Lancaster Place
    Canberra Airport ACT 2601
    Australia

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Prof. Chris Moran FTSE 31 March 2022 24 August 2024
Member Prof. Deborah Terry AO 25 March 2022 24 August 2024
Member Prof. Calum Drummond AO 25 March 2022 24 August 2024
Member Prof. Maggie Walter AO 25 March 2022 24 August 2024
Member Prof. Mark Hutchinson 25 March 2022 24 August 2024
Member Mr. Mark McKenzie 25 March 2022 24 August 2024
Member Prof. Michelle Simmons AO 25 March 2022 24 August 2024
Member Dr. Mirjana Prica 25 March 2022 24 March 2025
Member Deputy Secretary Mr. Tony Cook PSM 25 March 2022 24 August 2024
Member Mr. David Williamson 25 March 2022 24 August 2024
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