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 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:

Name Employer Position Term
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