The Australasian Region is governed by a council comprising the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Officer, Social Media Coordinator and Public Officer of the region, as well as the website manager, regional newsletter correspondent, and regional representatives to IBS. We currently have one member on the IBS Executive Board and two on Council, as seen below. Our Vice-President is either the immediate Past-President or the President-elect, who serve in the first and second year respectively of the President's two-year term.
Nominations for each vacant position are called for by the Secretary towards the end of the calendar year of the biennial regional conference (odd-numbered years). If more than one nomination is received for a particular position, then members are required to vote for a preferred candidate for the position at the biennial general meeting (BGM) during the conference. Otherwise, no formal election is necessary.
The regional council currently comprises the following people:
|Vanessa Cave||AgResearch, NZ||President||2021-2022|
|Alan Welsh||ANU, Canberra||Past-President||2021|
|David Baird||VSN, NZ||Secretary||2016-2021|
|Ian Renner||University of Newcastle||Treasurer||2020-2021|
|Samuel Rogers||University of Adelaide||Membership Officer||2020-2021|
|Emi Tanaka||University of Sydney||Social Media Officer||2018-2021|
|Warren Müller||CSIRO, Canberra||Public Officer||2020-2021|
|Rina Hannaford||Massey University, NZ||Biometric Bulletin correspondent||2020-2021|
|Hans Hockey||Biometrics Matters Ltd, NZ||Regional website manager||2009-2021|
|Chris Triggs||University of Auckland||IBS Executive Board||2017-2020|
|Alison Kelly||Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries||IBS Council Member||2017-2021|
|Samuel Muller||University of Sydney||IBS Council Member||2020-2023|
|Kevin Murray||University of Western Australia||IBS Council Member||2017-2021|
Emi, Ian and Vanessa are the current safety officers referred to in the regional code of conduct document.
Last updated 3 March 2021