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Based at the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre, WAMSI HQ oversees financial and science planning and provides full administration support for the WAMSI Board, committees and sub-committees. It coordinates collaboration and research activities, legal and financial management, data management and storage, research assessments, communication, conferences and symposia.

Peter Millington Chair as of 1 January 2018.

Dr Luke Twomey (CEO) Commenced in June 2017 to oversee the completion of the current WAMSI science programs, including the $30 million Kimberley Marine Research Program and the landmark $19 million Dredging Science partnership, as well as drive planning for the long-term future of WAMSI and the Blueprint for Marine Science.

Linda McGowan (Business Manager) is responsible for the day to day running of WAMSI and provides the management of the financial, legal and administrative operations of the Institution’s headquarters and research programs. She is Executive Secretary to the Governing Board. Linda joined WAMSI in January 2008.

Aleta Johnston (Communications Officer) Commenced in January 2015. For media and communication enquiries phone (+61 8) 6488 4574 / 0431 514 677