Governance structure

 

ANFF was established in 2007 through an Australian Government investment under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). It has received further government investment through the federal Education Infrastructure Fund (EIF) and NSW, Qld, SA, Vic and WA state governments, and also substantial financial and in-kind support from member organisations. In order to oversee the distribution of funding, to implement directives from the various advisory committees and a board of directors, and to govern the facility in general, ANFF Limited (ANFF) was established as a company limited by guarantee and incorporated in Victoria.

Today, a Board of Directors consider recommendations made by an International Advisory Committee and a Strategic Advisory Committee (composed of the Node Directors and chaired by the CEO) on the future development of the ANFF beyond the initial program and to ensure the network stays nationally and internationally relevant to fabrication trends and demands.

The ANFF Board

Emeritus Professor Chris Fell AM

Chair of the Board
Sydney

Inaugural Director; Former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and International) UNSW; Facilitator of NCRIS Fabrication Investment proposal; President of Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies (FASTS); Chair and member of Commonwealth and State review panels; and Membership of the PMSEIC

Area of Expertise:

Andrew Brawley

Board Member
Sydney

General Manager of Manufacturing at Silanna, Member of Risk and Audit Committee

Area of Expertise:

Semiconductor Industry

Dr Colin White

Board Member
Melbourne

Previous roles at BHP Billiton, Invetech and currently with Leica MicroSystems. Member of Industry Committee

Area of Expertise:

Technology management, R&D and commercialisation

Dr Deborah Rathjen

Board Member
Sydney

Member of Ministry of Science Engineering and Innovation Council, the NHMRC’s Human Genetics Advisory Committee and the Innovation Australia Board; Business Development and Licensing; building and financing, mergers and acquisitions, therapeutic product research and development; formerly Managing Director of Bionomics Limited. Member of Industry Committee

Area of Expertise:

Bionomics and industry

Dr Elaine Saunders

Board Member
Melbourne

Award-winning hearing scientist and co-founder of profit-for-purpose hearing aid company Blamey Saunders hears. Member of Industry Committee; Biodevices advisory board.

Area of Expertise:

Business; Science, Engineering & Technology

Dr Rowan Gilmore

Board Member
Queensland

CEO and Managing Director of EM Solutions Pty Ltd, an Australian designer and manufacturer of advanced microwave components, systems and terminals used in satellite and wireless broadband communications networks. Member of Risk and Audit Committee

Area of Expertise:

Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

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