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Leadership Team


  • Ms Leah Borsboom
    Head of People Development
  • Professor Darren Kelly
    Director of Enterprise and Innovation



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 Andrew Cowlishaw, a partner with Ernst & Young, chairs the Finance and Risk Committee. Mr Peter Nankivell, Mr Peter Larsen, Ms Wendy Miller 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 Professor Geoff McColl, Ms Olivia Hilton and Professor Jonathan Crowston.

Research Advisory Committee

The Constitution requires the Company to have a Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of no less than five members whose appointments are subject to approval by the Australian Taxation Office for the Company to maintain its status as an Approved Research Institute. The RAC reports to the Board and has its own Charter.

In 2016, a new structure and purpose for the RAC was implemented. The RAC’s purpose is to improve the quality and impact of research undertaken at CERA and assist the Managing Director to establish research priorities.

This committee is chaired by Ms Brigitte Smith and its members are Ms Christine Edwards, Professors Jonathan Crowston, Matthew Bailes, Mark Cook, Bronwyn Kingwell and Steven Petrou. The role of the committee includes critical review of the company’s research plans and evaluation of research results.