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Australia-New Zealand SKA Coordination Committee

The Australia-New Zealand SKA Coordination Committee (ANZSCC) supports Australia’s involvement in the global Square Kilometre Array project.

Committee responsibilities include:

  • maintaining governance arrangements between project partners
  • ensuring the readiness of the Australian SKA site
  • contributing to project design and implementation
  • providing policy frameworks

Read about the strategic aims and relationships in the ANZSCC Charter [1.1MB PDF] [80KB DOCX]

ANZSCC membership

The membership reflects Australia’s SKA project partners and the scientific community.

Member representing the department (Chair)

Mrs Jane Urquhart

Head of Science and Commercialisation Policy Division

Member representing New Zealand

Dr Peter Crabtree

General Manager, Science, Innovation and International

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Member representing the Government of Western Australia

Mr Chris Clarke

Executive Director, Strategic Projects.

Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation

Member representing the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (Deputy Chair)

Professor Peter Quinn

Executive Director, International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)

Member representing the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Oganisation (CSIRO)

Dr Douglas Bock


CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science

ANZSCC Science Advisory Committee Chair

Dr Phil Edwards

Head of Science Operations

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science

Australian member of the Science and Engineering Advisory Committee

Professor Naomi McClure-Griffiths

Professor of Astronomy

The Australian National University

Expert member

Mr Mark McAuley

Chief Executive Officer

Astronomy Australia Limited

Expert member

Mr Trevor Danos AM

Expert Member

Professor Steven Tingay

Executive Director

Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, Curtin University

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Last updated: 8 December 2020

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