About us

Meet the team

The Academy is based in Canberra and Melbourne. The Secretariat work on policy development, including preparing Government submissions, inquiries and consultations, organise and run workshops, seminars, delegations and briefings to support the work of the Academy and Fellows.

Senior leadership

Dr Maggie Evans-Galea AM

Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea AM

Director, STEM Careers Strategy

Edwyn Shiell

Edwyn Shiell

Director, Communications & Outreach

Peter Derbyshire

Peter Derbyshire

Director, Policy & Government Relations

Gita Kawal

Gita Karwal

Director, Partnerships

Tracy Watson

Tracy Watson

Director, Operations


Cath Latham

Director, International