ARC Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board meets twice annually to discuss the Centre’s activities.

The Antarctic Research Centre Advisory Board meet twice yearly. The purpose of the Advisory Board is to:

  1. Advise on the medium-long term strategic direction of ARC research
  2. Advise on the direction of current research activities
  3. Provide comment to the PVC and Director on the overall performance of the ARC
  4. Provide comment to the PVC and Director on the overall operations of the ARC including finances and links with other institutions

The members of the board are:

  • Mike Wilson, (Convener) Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Science, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Peter Beggs, CEO, Antarctica New Zealand
  • Amy Laurenson, Manager Antarctica and Southern Ocean Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Wendy Lawson, Gateway Antarctica representative, University of Canterbury
  • Ian McIntosh, Manager, Research & Commercial, Victoria University
  • Rob Murdoch, Research Manager, NIWA
  • Ian Simpson, CEO, GNS Science
  • John Townend, Head of School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, Victoria University
  • Prue Williams, General Manager-Science, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
  • Gary Wilson, Director, New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute