Australasian Region of The International Biometric Society Australasian Region of The International Biometric Society

Regional council

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 three on Council, as seen below.

A President-elect shall be chosen by ballot at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) falling in the middle of the term of the current President. The President-Elect shall assume the office of Vice-President at the end of the AGM at which they are elected, and the office of President at the end of the next AGM, when the outgoing President becomes Vice-President as the immediate Past-President. That is, the Vice-President alternates between Past-President and President-Elect each year.

Nominations for each vacant position are called for by the Secretary towards the end of the calendar year. 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 annual general meeting (AGM). Otherwise, no formal election is necessary.

The regional council currently comprises the following people:

Name Employer Position Term
James Curran University of Auckland President 2023-2024
Vanessa Cave VSNi Vice President (past) 2023
David Baird VSN, Christchurch Secretary 2016-2023
Ian Renner University of Newcastle Treasurer 2020-2023
Sam Rogers University of Adelaide Membership Officer 2020-2023
Emi Tanaka Australia National University Social Media Officer 2018-2023
Warren Müller CSIRO, Canberra Public Officer 2020-2023
Garth Tarr University of Sydney Biometric Bulletin correspondent 2022-2023
Hans Hockey Biometrics Matters Ltd, Hamilton Regional website manager 2009-2023
Chris Triggs University of Auckland IBS Executive Board 2021-2024
Esther Meenken AgResearch, Christchurch IBS Council Member 2024-2027
Samuel Muller University of Sydney IBS Council Member 2020-2025
Kevin Murray University of Western Australia IBS Council Member 2017-2025

Emi, Ian and Vanessa are the current safety officers referred to in the regional code of conduct document.

Last updated 7 March 2024