The ARC is a dynamic agency with a dedicated, committed and talented cohort of people engaging in responsibilities to deliver policy and programs that advance Australian research and innovation globally and benefit the community. Leading our agency is a mix of inspiring academics—this includes our Chief Executive Officer and three professorial-level Executive Directors with strong research backgrounds. They are supported by our Executive General Manager and Branch Manager, along with roughly 100 public servants.

On this page, you will find links to the profiles of senior management personnel and an overview of our corporate structure.

Profiles of ARC Senior Management

Ms Leanne Harvey Ms Kylie Emery Ms Julija Deleva Ms Laura Dan Ms Sarah Howard Ms Trish Leahey Luke Cattle
Ms Leanne Harvey 
Acting Chief Executive Officer

Ms Kylie Emery
Acting Executive General Manager

Ms Julija Deleva
Acting Branch Manager (Corporate Services)

Dr Laura Dan
Secondment—Office of Innovation and Science Australia 
Chief Program Officer

 Ms Sarah Howard
Acting Branch Manager
(Research Excellence)

Ms Trish Leahey 
Chief Information Officer

Mr Luke Cattle
Acting Chief Financial Officer

Profiles of ARC Executive Directors

The Executive Directors at the ARC play an important role in providing strategic policy and operational advice, outreach with the higher education and research sector, along with specific funding scheme and discipline expertise. They are drawn from academia to ensure the ARC has strong expertise from the sector we support.

Dr Fiona Cameron

 

Dr Fiona Cameron
Senior Executive Director
Biological Sciences and Biotechnology

Professor Stephen Buckman
Executive Director
Physical Sciences, Engineering, 
Mathematics and 
Information Sciences

Professor Therese Jefferson
Executive Director
Social, Behavioural and 
Economic Sciences 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARC Corporate Structure

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Chief Executive

 
Leanne Harvey Acting Chief Executive Officer
   

General Manager

 
Kylie Emery Acting Executive General Manager
   

Executive Directors

 
Dr Fiona Cameron Senior Executive Director, Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
Professor Stephen Buckman Executive Director, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and Information Sciences 
Professor Therese Jefferson Executive Director, Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences 
Advertised Executive Director, Humanities and Creative Arts
   

Policy and Strategy Branch

 
Kylie Emery Acting Executive General Manager 
Justin Withers Director, Policy and Integrity
Penny Knox Director, Strategy and Governance
   

Programs Branch

 
Kylie Emery Acting Executive General Manager 
Dr Laura Dan Chief Program Officer (Secondment—Office of Innovation and Science Ausatralia)
Jeanine Baker Director, Program Operations 
Advertised Director, Program Development
   

Research Excellence Branch

 
Sarah Howard Acting Branch Manager
Marcus Nicol Director, Research Analysis
Therdpun Klinun Acting DirectorResearch System and Data
Chris Curran Acting Director, Research Evaluation
Simon Sedgley Director, Program Evaluation
   

Corporate Services Branch

 
Julija Deleva Acting Branch Manager
Lesley Nelson Director, People and Services
Letitia Abela Chief Counsel, Legal Services
Luke Cattle Acting Chief Financial Officer, Finance
Liz Visher Director, Program Partnership
   

Stakeholder Relations

 
Kathie Dent Director, Stakeholder Relations—External Communications and Events
Daniela Aceska Acting Director, Stakeholder Relations—Parliamentary and Internal Communication
   

ICT Services Branch

 
Trish Leahey Chief Information Officer
Chris Gammon Director, Operations
Peter Conn Acting DirectorApplications