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Leadership Team

  • Professor Jonathan Crowston
    Managing Director
  • Professor Robyn Guymer
    Deputy Director
  • Ms Jacinta Mackey
    Chief Operating and Financial Officer
  • Dr Melissa Knight
    Head of Business Development and Partnerships
  • Dr Ann Du
    Grants and Research Portfolio Manager
  • Michael Grigoletto
    Philanthropy Manager




Finance and Risk Committee

The Finance and Risk Committee, which reports to the Board,  reviews the financial planning and management of the company, financial reporting and statutory compliance obligations, and oversees risk management, investments and commercialisation activities.

Treasurer Mr James Joughin, a partner with Ernst & Young, chairs the Finance and Risk Committee. Mr Peter Nankivell, Mr Peter Larsen and Professor Jonathan Crowston are the other members.

Nominations and Appointments Committee

The Nominations and Appointments Committee was established in 2011. Its role is to consider and advise on succession planning and new appointments to the Board, senior researchers and senior management staff.

The committee is chaired by the Chair of the Board, Mr Nankivell, and reports to the Board. Its members are Mr James Joughin, Professor Terry Nolan and Professor Jonathan Crowston.

Research Advisory Committee

The CERA constitution requires the company to have a Research Advisory Committee of not less than five members whose appointments are subject to approval by the Australian Taxation Office in order for the company to maintain its status as an approved research institute.

This committee is chaired by Professor Robert Williamson AO and its members are Professor Mark Cook, Dr Mirella Dottori, Professor John Hopper AM, Professor Terry Nolan, Dr Michelle Dunstone, Dr Ravi Savarirayan, Dr Ehud Zamir and Professor Jonathan Crowston. The role of the committee includes critical review of the company’s research plans and evaluation of research results.