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About Us

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.

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

Corporate Structure (PDF 106KB)

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

Executive Directors

The ARC convenes various short and long term committees to assist the Chief Executive Officer with governing the ARC. They assist with the administering of the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP) and Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). 

Committees Page

ARC Leadership Group

Dr Richard Johnson
Acting Chief Executive Officer
Professor Christina Twomey
Chief Research Officer
Ms Claire Forsyth
Branch Manager, Research Evaluation and Policy
Ms Julija Deleva
Chief Operating Officer (Corporate and Enabling Services)
Ms Geraldine Dennis
Acting Branch Manager, Strategy and Communications
Ms Alison Beasley
Acting Branch Manager, Programs
Professor Anika Gauja
Executive Director, Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences
Professor Alison Ross
Executive Director, Humanities and Creative Arts
Professor Steven Weller
Executive Director, Engineering and Information Sciences
Professor Gavin Reid
Executive Director, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Professor Alastair McEwan
Executive Director, Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
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