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

ARC CEO Sue Thomas Ms Leanne Harvey Ms Kylie Emery Ms Julija Deleva Ms Sarah Howard Luke Cattle
Professor Sue Thomas 
Chief Executive Officer
Ms Leanne Harvey 
Executive General Manager
Ms Kylie Emery
Branch Manager (Policy and Strategy)

Ms Julija Deleva
Acting Branch Manager (Corporate Services)

 Ms Sarah Howard
Acting Branch Manager
(Research Excellence)

Mr Luke Cattle
Acting Chief Financial Officer

Mr Peter Conn
Chief Information 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 Prof Therese Jefferson Professor Joanne Tompkins
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

Professor Joanne Tompkins
Executive Director
Humanities and Creative Arts

 

 

ARC Corporate Structure

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Chief Executive Officer

 
Professor Sue Thomas Chief Executive Officer
   

Executive General Manager

 
Leanne Harvey 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
Professor Joanne Tompkins  Executive Director, Humanities and Creative Arts
   

Policy and Strategy Branch

 
Kylie Emery Branch Manager
Justin Withers Director, Policy and Integrity
Marcus Nicol DirectorResearch Analysis
Penny Knox Director, Strategy and Governance
   

Programs Branch

 
Leanne Harvey Executive General Manager 
Jeanine Baker Director, Program Operations 
Judy Satrapa Director, Program Development
Liz Visher Director, Program Partnership
   

Research Excellence Branch

 
Leanne Harvey Executive General Manager
Sarah Howard Acting Branch Manager
Bev Biglia Acting Director, Bibliometrics and Evaluation Reporting
Chris Curran Acting Director, Research Evaluation
Simon Sedgley Director, Program Evaluation
Therdpun Klinun Acting Director, Research System and Data
   

Corporate Services Branch

 
Leanne Harvey Executive General Manager
Julija Deleva Acting Branch Manager
Daniela Aceska Acting DirectorStakeholder Relations—Parliamentary and Internal Communication
Kathie Dent Director, Stakeholder Relations—External Communications and Events
Laura Dan Director, Outreach Strategy Project
Lesley Nelson Director, People and Services
Letitia Abela Chief Counsel, Legal Services
Luke Cattle Acting Chief Financial Officer, Finance
   

ICT Services Branch

 
Peter Conn Chief Information Officer
Mandeep Goraya Acting DirectorApplications
Peter Conn Director, Operations
Chris Gammon Senior Technical Specialist, Infrastructure