Antarctic Research Centre

The Antarctic Research Centre Advisory Board meet twice yearly, usually in February and October. 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
Jillian Dempster Antarctic Policy Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Kevin Faure Director of Geological Resources, GNS Science
Wendy Lawson Gateway Antarctica representative, University of Canterbury
Ian McIntosh Manager, Research & Commercial, Victoria University
Rob Murdoch Research Manager, NIWA
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