Environment and Energy
The Independent Expert Panel provides scientific and expert advice related to the Great Barrier Reef, including support for the implementation and review of the Reef 2050 Plan, Reef Water Quality Protection Plan and other matters, as requested. The Panel also advises the Australian Government Minister for the Environment and Energy on funding priorities for the $210 million Reef Trust. The inaugural Chair is Professor Ian Chubb AC, former Australian Chief Scientist.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under

    Committee, Council, Board, Forum

  • Established By/Under More info

    The Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Forum and the Reef 2050 Plan

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    17

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    10 August 2015

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Prof. Ian Chubb AC 31 July 2017 31 July 2019
Member Prof. Helene Marsh 1 August 2017 31 July 2019
Member Prof. Bill Dennison 1 August 2017 31 July 2019
Member Dr. Russell Reichelt 1 August 2017 31 July 2019
Member Dr. Andrew Ash 1 August 2017 31 July 2019
Member Prof. Terence Hughes 1 August 2017 31 July 2019
Member Associate Professor Eva Abal 30 July 2017 31 July 2019
Member Prof. Natalie Elaine Stoeckl 1 August 2017 31 July 2019
Member Adjunct Associate Professor Stephan Schnierer 1 August 2017 31 July 2019
Member Dr. Britta Schaffelke 1 August 2017 31 July 2019
Member Ms. Jane Waterhouse 1 August 2017 31 July 2019
Member Dr. Stuart Whitten 1 August 2017 31 July 2019
Member Dr. Damien Burrows 1 August 2017 31 July 2019
Member Prof. Ian Ove Hoegh-Guldberg 1 August 2017 30 June 2019
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