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Policy Forums

The Academy runs a suite of Forums to investigate and provide advice on issues that are critical to Australia’s future.

The Forums comprise of Fellows with relevant expertise and professional interest in each area of focus, who collaborate to develop position and action statements.

All enquiries related to Forums should be emailed to policy@atse.org.au.

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1 agriculture


Chair: Professor Edward Barlow FTSE

Deputy Chairs: Professor Shaun Coffey FTSE,  Dr Joanne Daly PSM FTSE, Dr Anna Koltunow FTSE and Professor Stephen Powles FTSE

Digital Futures

Chair: Professor Michael Miller AO FTSE

Leadership Group: Dr Bob Frater  AO FTSE, Dr Craig Mudge  AO FTSE,  David Thodey AO FTSE, Professor Glenn Wightwick FTSE, Professor Mary-Anne Williams FTSE

1 digital futures


Chair: Professor Peter Lee FTSE

Deputy Chairs: Professor Annabelle Duncan FTSE, Professor Ian Cameron FTSE, Professor Linda Kristjanson FTSE, Professor Robyn Owens FTSE, Professor Judy Raper AM FTSE, Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Taylor AO FTSE


Chair: Dr John Söderbaum FTSE

Deputy Chair:  Dr Sarah Ryan FTSE

1. energy
scientist looking through microscope


Chair: Sue MacLeman FTSE

Deputy Chair:  Professor Ron James Quinn AM, Adjunct Professor Elaine Saunders FTSE, Mr Trevor Danos AM FTSE, Professor Ian Lowe AO FTSE

Industry and Innovation

Chair: Dr Dimity Dornan AO FTSE

Deputy Chairs: Dr Tony Peacock FTSE, Professor Veena Sahajwalla FAA FTSE, Professor Saeid Nahavandi FTSE

1. industry innovation
1 infrastructure


Chair: Dr David Cook AO FTSE

Leadership Team: Mr Anthony Barry FTSE FAICD FIEAust, Professor Keith Hampson FTSE, Ms Romilly Madew AO FTSE, Dr Brett C. Phillips FTSE FIEAust F.ASCE

Mineral Resources

Chair: John McGagh FTSE

Deputy Chair: Dr Ian Tyler FTSE

1 minerals
1 water


Chair: Professor Ana Deletic FTSE

Deputy Chairs: Dr Wendy Craik AM FTSE, Professor Rob Fitzpatrick FTSE, Dr Thomas Hatton PSM FTSE, Professor Sandra Kentish FTSE, Professor Stuart Khan FTSE