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
  • Craig Cary, Director, New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute
  • Amy Laurenson, Manager Antarctica and Southern Ocean Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Ian McIntosh, Associate Director, Research Development, Victoria University
  • Rob Murdoch, General Manager - Research, NIWA
  • Ian Simpson, Chief Executive, GNS Science
  • Fiona Shanhun, Acting Chief Science Advisor, Antarctica New Zealand (representative)
  • John Townend, Head of School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, Victoria University
  • Prue Williams, General Manager - Science, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment