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Research Investment Committee

PURPOSE

To advise the Board on investment decisions relating to the Research Program including; utilisation issues, market applications of the science and technology, and education opportunities within the investment areas.

ROLE

  • Provide expert advice and recommendations to the Board on the scope and effectiveness of existing and planned CRCSI activities
  • Report to the Board on whether or not each proposed research program is consistent with the National Research Priorities and Commonwealth and Essential Participant approved activities
  • Assist in the review and identification of worldwide developments and directions, and emerging technologies and trends in the marketplace, for consideration in the CRCSI research program
  • Provide expert advice and recommendations to the Board about Intellectual Property protection opportunities
  • Provide expert advice and recommendations to the Board on the pathway for the utilisation of Centre IP to maximise the commercial return to CRCSI stakeholders consistent with the Essential Participants Agreement.

MEMBERSHIP AND TERM

There are 10 members of the Research Investment Committee with a two year term of appointment. The Committee brings together a expertise from technical, research, education, fundraising and applications areas. The members and Chair are appointed by the Board from nominations received from CRCSI Colleges and elsewhere. The CRCSI CEO is a member of the Committee.

Members of RIC can access their private discussion forum here.

Prof Graeme Wright, Chairman

Prof Graeme Wright, Chairman

Graeme retired as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research at Curtin University in July 2016. He had held this position for the period 2011 – 2016 and has been awarded the title of Emeritus Professor in recognition of...

Arthur Berrill

Arthur Berrill

Arthur Berrill is an independent consultant specializing in location intelligence, spatial research and deep learning and is currently engaged at Scotiabank in Canada. Arthur is a founding board member of the Location Forum that develops best practices...

Rob Freeth

Rob Freeth

Rob Freeth has over 35 years’ experience in computing and information systems, including ten years as an Information Manager for WMC Resources, and fourteen as an Information Systems Consultant. Rob has provided information systems advice on a...

Ed Garvin

Ed Garvin

Ed Garvin is a Partner of Garvin Morgan & Co., Consulting Surveyors & Planners. He was Managing Director of OMNILINK Pty Limited, an information systems consulting company specialising in spatial information, to become Executive Chairman. He holds...

Dr Ryan Keenan

Dr Ryan Keenan

As the newly appointed Positioning Program Commercialisation Director with the CRCSI, Ryan brings to the role 15 years experience as a Geospatial Technologist, Advisor, Business Developer and Product Manager in a global marketplace. He has successfully delivered...

Scott Ramage

Scott Ramage

Scott is Managing Director and Chairman of AAMHatch and Director of AAM Surveys (the AAMHatch holding company). He is also Director of subsidiary companies AOC Geomatics (Proprietary) Ltd in South Africa and AAM NZ Limited in...

Em Prof John Trinder

Em Prof John Trinder

John Trinder graduated from UNSW with a BSurv, MSc at ITC in The Netherlands, and PhD from UNSW.