Governing Board

CRCSI is managed by the Board of up to seven directors:

  • an independent Chair
  • three independent directors including the CEO
  • one nomination by each of the three Colleges viz 43pl; Government; and Research & Education. (Each Director reports back to the respective College, and brings any College issues to the Board.)
  • Mary O'Kane, Chair

    Mary is a consultant and company director. She is Executive Chairman of Mary O’Kane & Associates Pty Ltd, advising governments and the private sector on innovation, research, education and development.

    She is also NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer and Chair of the Development Gateway Board. Mary was Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Adelaide from 1996-2001 and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) from 1994-1996. She was also Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering within the University and now holds the title of Professor Emeritus.

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    Mary O'Kane, Chair
  • Drew Clarke

    Drew was appointed Head of the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy in 2013. His earlier roles include Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism; Deputy Secretary for Resources, Energy and Tourism; Head of the Energy and Environment Division; Executive General Manager of AusIndustry; and leadership of science agencies.

    Drew chairs national committees in the energy and resources, tourism, and spatial information sectors, that are responsible for policy advice to the Commonwealth, state and territory governments. He holds an MSc from Ohio State University and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

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    Drew Clarke
  • Malcolm McCoy

    Malcolm McCoy is a Business Development Consultant with AAM Pty Ltd one of the largest geospatial companies in Australia. He has 25 years’ experience as a director of survey and spatialcompanies and nearly 40 years in the industry. He was previously Managing Director of Vekta Pty Ltd prior to its merger with AAM.

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    Malcolm McCoy
  • Colin MacDonald

    Colin MacDonald took up his position as Chief Executive and Secretary for Internal Affairs and Government Chief Information Officer in April 2012 and has held previous roles as Chief Executive of Land Information New Zealand and Deputy Commissioner Business Development and Systems at Inland Revenue.

    Colin has 30 years experience in Information Technology (IT) and general management in both New Zealand and UK and was previously Chief Operating Officer for the ANZ Banking Group (NZ).

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    Colin MacDonald
  • Tina McMeckan

    Tina has 20 years experience as a company director and senior executive in listed and private companies, partnerships, not for profit entities and with government businesses. Key competencies include corporate governance and risk management, enterprise development and strategic planning, investment analysis and finance and market competition and industry reform.

    Tina has served as the Chair or a Member on audit, compliance, due diligence, nomination and remuneration board committees. She has extensive board expertise in public and private utility infrastructure including power production, networks and retailing businesses in the gas and electricity industries.

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     Tina McMeckan
  • Peter Woodgate

    Peter was appointed to the position of CEO of the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI) in June 2003. Peter was previously CEO of RMIT’s Geospatial Science Initiative. During this period he was responsible for a number of developments that included helping establish Spatial Vision Innovations Pty Ltd; the Risk and Community Safety Research Centre and RMIT's Global Sustainability Institute.

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    Peter Woodgate
  • Graeme Wright

    Graeme is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Development at Curtin University. He has extensive knowledge and experience in education and research, engagement with higher education policy at strategic level. He has held appointments in the vocational educational sector and across higher education at executive level, and has a profound understanding of the university research environment and its application to industry and the community.

    Graeme has extensive experience on Boards and Committees of research centres and CRCs, liaison with industry and negotiation of funding agreements, and broad research knowledge in spatial information sciences.

    Graeme Wright
  • Graeme Kernich

    The company secretary is Dr Graeme Kernich, CRCSI Deputy CEO and Business Manager.

    Graeme worked at RMIT University from 2000 to 2004 identifying technologies for commercial exploitation and facilitating their transfer, primarily in Biotechnology and Information Technology. He negotiated commercial agreements, implemented commercial strategies with alliance partners and provided assistance in intellectual property management, project planning and route-to-market strategies.

    Graeme Kernich