Science in Australia Gender Equity Limited (SAGE Ltd) is a not-for-profit public company limited by guarantee. Our two founding members are the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

We are overseen by a Board of Directors appointed by the two founding Academies and led by an independent Board Chair.

Board of Directors

Libby Lyons Chair
Dr Richard Sheldrake AM FTSE FRSN Non-Executive Director
Dr Victor Sojo Monzon Director
Heather Watson FCA Director

Our team

Dr Janin Bredehoeft Chief Executive Officer
Ingrid Klausen Business and Finance Manager
Tamzen Armer Athena Swan Lead
Heather Champion Communications and Partnerships Manager
Dr Isabelle Kingsley Senior Advisor – Research and Evaluation
Jennifer Cameron Advisor – Accreditation Performance and Analytics
Brendon Houlahan Administration Officer

Athena Swan Australia Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Athena Swan Australia Advisory Committee is to provide assurance, independent advice and guidance to the SAGE Board, CEO and Management on matters relating to the Athena Swan Charter in Australia.

Athena Swan is a globally recognised accreditation and awards program for gender equity, diversity and inclusion. SAGE is the only organisation that administers the Athena Swan framework in Australia.

The Committee’s terms of reference can be found here.

Current members

Chair: Professor Catherine Elliott, Deputy Executive Director and Director of Research at the Telethon Kids Institute.

Professor Tracey Bunda, Ngugi/Wakka Wakka woman and Professor of Indigenous Education, The University of Queensland

Associate Professor Gail Crimmins, Associate Dean – Learning and Teaching, School of Business and Creative Industries, University of the Sunshine Coast

Professor Andrew J Deeks, Vice-Chancellor and President, Murdoch University

Dr Kumi De Silva, Gender Equity Programs Manager, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Melanie Fuller, Executive Director Workforce Capability and Talent, Defence Science and Technology Group.

A/Prof Edwin Hawkins, Laboratory Head, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Dr Andrew Heap, Chief of Minerals, Energy and Groundwater Division, Geoscience Australia

Associate Professor Kate Huppatz, Associate Dean, Research, School of Social Sciences, Western Sydney University

Professor Kay Latham, Dean, STEMM, Diversity & Inclusion, RMIT University

Professor Cobie Rudd, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Regional Futures) and Vice-President, Edith Cowan University

Professor Zlatko Skrbis, Vice-Chancellor and President, Australian Catholic University

Scientia Professor Fiona Stapleton, School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW Sydney

Past meeting notes

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