Our committees

Audit, Risk and Finance Committee

The Audit, Risk and Finance Committee assists the Board in its oversight of the integrity of financial reporting, internal control structures, audit functions, and compliance and risk management systems relating to the finance and audit functions. The committee ensures appropriate policies and procedures are in place to underpin best practice governance and to identify and manage corporate risk for Autism CRC.

Committee members:

  • Paul Vincent (Chair)
  • Andrew Davis
  • Carole Green
  • Ian Harris
  • Malcolm Mayfield
  • Andrew Borneman (Secretary)

Biobank Access Committee

The Biobank Access Committee administers and governs access to the Autism CRC Biobank in compliance with guidelines issued by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) under the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992.

Committee members:

  • Professor Andrew Whitehouse (Chair)
  • Judy Brewer AO
  • Andrew Davis
  • Jacqui den Houting
  • Associate Professor Nikolajs Zeps
  • Felicity Rose (Secretary)

Biobank Operations Committee

The Biobank Operations Committee leads the establishment and operations of the Autism CRC Biobank. The committee ensures the Biobank operation is consistent with best practice as documented in the Biobanks Information Paper (2010) issued by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Committee members:

  • Professor Andrew Whitehouse (Chair)
  • Andrew Davis
  • Dr Paul Dawson
  • Associate Professor Cheryl Dissanyake
  • Professor Valsamma Eapen
  • Anjali Henders
  • Felicity Rose (Secretary)

Remuneration, Nominations and Selection Committee

The Remuneration Nomination and Selection Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its corporate governance responsibilities in regard to the selection and appointment of Directors to the Board and in the effective discharge of its responsibilities for appointment, review of performance of the Chief Executive Officer and overview of the Executive Team.

Committee members:

  • Judy Brewer AO (Chair)
  • Andrew Davis
  • Ian Harris
  • Professor Rob van Barneveld
  • Andrew Borneman (Secretary)

Research and Development Committee

The Research and Development Committee is an advisory committee of the Autism CRC Board comprising Essential Participants and Members appointed by the Board. The committee provides a forum for consultation among Essential Participants, provides a point of interaction between Essential Participants and the Board, and provides guidance and recommendations to the Board in relation to research and development undertaken within Autism CRC.

Committee members:

  • Professor Robert van Barneveld (Chair)
  • Scott Reading
  • Dr Jill Ashburner
  • Dr Madonna Tucker
  • Dr Trevor Clark
  • Natalie Swayn
  • Professor Jacqueline Roberts
  • Professor Michael McGuckin
  • Professor Carol Nicoll
  • Professor Virginia Slaughter
  • Professor Valsamma Eapen
  • Professor Murray Maybery
  • Professor Cheryl Dissanayake
  • Garry Honey, Roche
  • Associate Professor Iain Murray
  • Robyn Synnott (Secretary)