WAMSI is an unincorporated joint venture of the research member parties. Each of these members has a nominated Governor.
Governors provide input to WAMSI’s planning process, and annually appoint a Governing Board, including an independent Chairperson.
The University of Western Australia is the Centre Agent on behalf of the partners. It provides accommodation, administrative support and is the legal entity for WAMSI.
Recognising the complex interactions between the marine environment and the extraction of mineral and energy resources, particularly in the north of the State, WAMSI also has two foundation industry partners -
|Independent WAMSI Chairman||Ms Naomi Brown|
|Australian Institute of Marine Science, Program Leader - NorthWest Australia||Mr Hamish Jolly|
|Bureau of Meteorology, Deputy Director (CAWCR)||Dr Peter May|
|CSIRO, Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship, Director||Dr Kenneth Lee|
|Curtin University of Technology, Director Research and Development||Mr Charles Thorn|
|Department of Parks and Wildlife, Director General||Mr Jim Sharp|
|Department of Fisheries (WA), Director General||Ms Heather Brayford|
|Executive Director, Office of Science, Department of Premier and Science||Ms Fiona Roche|
|Edith Cowan University, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)||Prof. John Finlay-Jones|
|Murdoch University, Deputy Vice Chancellor Research||Prof. David Morrison|
|The University of Western Australia, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)||Prof. Peter Davies|
|Western Australian Museum, CEO||Mr Alec Coles|
|Western Australian Global Ocean Observing System Inc.||Dr Ray Steedman|
|ChemCentre, CEO||Mr Peter Millington|
|Woodside Energy Limited, Principal Environmental Scientist||Dr Luke Smith|
|Office of the Environmental Protection Authority||Mr Kim Taylor|
The member parties have contributed to the development and implementation of rigorous science, project planning and legal systems to support the management of a growing portfolio of projects across the six nodes.
Interest from potential new parties is welcomed.