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 Chair||Dr Paul Vogel AM|
|Australian Institute of Marine Science, CEO||Dr Paul Hardisty|
|CSIRO, Oceans and Atmosphere, Director||Dr Tony Worby|
|Curtin University of Technology, Director Research and Development||Mr Tim Walton|
|Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions||Dr Margaret Byrne|
|Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development||Ms Heather Brayford|
|Executive Director, Science and Innovation||Dr Debra Cousins|
|Edith Cowan University, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)||Prof. Caroline Finch|
|Murdoch University, Deputy Vice Chancellor Research||Prof. David Morrison|
|The University of Western Australia, Oceans Institute||Prof. Peter Veth|
|Western Australian Museum, CEO||Mr Alec Coles|
|Western Australian Global Ocean Observing System Inc.||Dr Ray Steedman|
|ChemCentre, CEO||Mr Peter McCafferty|
|Woodside Energy Limited, Principal Environmental Scientist||Dr Luke Smith|
|Department of Water and Environmental Regulation||Mr Mike Rowe|
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.