The Board is the governing body of the Society. It controls and directs ARMS’ business, including its committees and determines its promotion, policies, strategic planning and progress towards achievement of its mission and goals.

The new Board was confirmed at the Annual General Meeting of ARMS held on the 26th of November 2020. 

Dr Ross McLennan

President

Executive Director, Research Services, Macquarie University
 

The President of the Society shall be the Chair of the Board and has overall responsibility for:

  • The delivery of the ARMS Strategic Plan Towards 2025
  • Business development initiatives for the Society;
  • Serve as the official spokesperson for the Society;
  • Stakeholder engagement for the Society;
  • Chairing of Board Meetings;
  • Member of the Accreditation Council; chairing the Annual General Meeting of the Society;
  • Conducting Induction interviews with new Board members; and 
  • Ensuring that the Executive fulfils its legal obligations under the Corporations Act 2001 and Associations Incorporation Reform Act (Vic) 2012.

Dr Tania Bezzobs

President-Elect 

Board Liaison for the ARMS Education and Professional Development Standing Committee

Executive Director, Swinburne Research, Swinburne University of Technology
 

The President-Elect mirrors and supports the role of the ARMS President, specifically:

  • The delivery of the ARMS Strategic Plan: Towards 2025;
  • Serving as the official spokesperson for the Society;
  • Stakeholder engagement for the Society; 
  • Chairing of Board Meetings in the President’s absence;  
  • Serving as a member of Accreditation Council in the President’s absence;
  • Chairing the Annual General Meeting of the Society in the President’s absence;
  • Under the direction of the Board, managing international relations; and
  • Ensuring that the Board fulfils its legal obligations under the Corporations Act 2001 and Associations Incorporation Act (Vic) 2012.

 

 

Connie Killey

Treasurer

Ex-officio member of the ARMS Governance, Finance and Audit Standing Committee

Group Leader, Research Finance Business Partnering, Deakin University

The Treasurer shall have responsibility for:

  • Maintaining accurate and current records and an audit trail of all accounts maintained by the Society;
  • Financial accountability including planning and budgeting in accordance with the ARMS Strategic Plan Towards 2025
  • Advising the Board on financial strategy including preparation of financial reports, both current and forecasts;
  • Attending and participating in all scheduled Board meetings;
  • Being informed about the Society's mission, governance structure, and programs;
  • Preparation of the Society's Annual Statement and its Annual Financial Statement for endorsement by our membership at the annual AGM; and 
  • Assisting the Board in carrying out its legal obligations.

Dr Lesley Ashton

Secretary

Ex-officio member of the ARMS Governance, Finance and Audit Standing Committee

Director, QuoVadis Consulting 
 

The Secretary shall have the responsibility for:

  • Calling (and attending) meetings of ARMS, including preparing notices of a meeting and of the business to be conducted at the meeting in consultation with the President of ARMS;
  • Keeping minutes of each meeting including minutes of the Annual General Meeting;
  • Keeping copies of all correspondence of other documents relating to the Society;
  • Assisting the Board in carrying out its legal obligations; and 
  • Coordination of legal advice relating to the constitution.

Dr Maxine Bryant

Committee Member

Board Liaison for the ARMS Conferences and Major Events Standing Committee

Associate Research Director Enablers & Investments, AgResearch

General Committee members play a critical role in advancing the work of the Society.

Dr Hannah Clarke

Committee Member

Board Liaison for the ARMS Education and Professional Development Standing Committee

Senior Director, Preclinical Research Services and Education, Canberra Hospital

General Committee members play a critical role in advancing the work of the Society.

Steve Hannan

Committee Member

Board Liaison for the ARMS Member Services Standing Committee

Executive Director, Quality Teaching Academy, The University of Newcastle

General Committee members play a critical role in advancing the work of the Society.

Dr Yordanka Krastev

Committee Member

Board Liaison for the ARMS Member Services Standing Committee

Clinical Research Manager, Macquarie University 

General Committee members play a critical role in advancing the work of the Society.