The Board

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 members took up their roles after the 2016 Annual General Meeting on 13 September 2016.

Ms Janice Besch

President


 

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Director, NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Centre) National Institute for Dementia Research

Executive Liaison INORMS 2016

Convenor: ARMS Policy Standing Committee

Email: arms_president@researchmanagement.org.au

 

 

 

 

 

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

  • The delivery of the ARMS Strategic Plan 2020;
  • 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 Campbell Thomson

President Elect


Campbell Thomson.jpg  Email: campbell.thomson@uwa.edu.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

The President Elect collaborates with the President to learn about the role in preparation for her/his presidency in the following year. During this term, the President Elect becomes familiar with the governance structure of the Society and supports the President in delivering the ARMS Strategic Plan. 

 

Dr Marina Delpin

ARMS Secretary


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 Email: marina.delpin@flinders.edu.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 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 Executive in carrying out its legal obligations; and 
  • Coordination of legal advice relating to the consitution.

 

Michelle Duryea

Treasurer


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 Manager: Research Analytics, Systems and Performance
 Edith Cowan University

 Email: m.duryea@ecu.edu.au

 

 

 

 

 

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 2020 Strategic Plan;
  • Advising the Executive on financial strategy including preparation of financial reports, both current and forecasts;
  • Attending and participating in all scheduled Executive 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 Executive in carrying out its legal obligations.

 

Louise Fleck

Committee Member


Louise Fleck.jpgEmail: louise.fleck@mq.edu.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responsible for:

  • The development, promotion and implementation of quality professional development programs, including the Accreditation Program; and 
  • The mentoring scheme and oversight of the professional development awards to serve the professional development needs of ARMS members.

 

Dr Helen Marsden

Committee Member


Helen Marsden photo.JPG Director, Graduate Research Office
 University of Canberra

 Email: helen.marsden@canberra.edu.au

 Lead Convenor: ARMS Professional Development and Accreditation Committee
 Executive Liaison, ARMS 2015 Conference

 

 

 

Responsible for:

  • The development, promotion and implementation of quality professional development programs, including the Accreditation Program; and 
  • The mentoring scheme and oversight of the professional development awards to serve the professional development needs of ARMS members.

 

Dr Ted Rohr

Committee Member


Ted Rohr.JPG Director of Research Ethics and Compliance Support
 The University of New South Wales

 Email: ted.rohr@unsw.edu.au

 

 

Responsible for:

  • The development of marketing and communications plan and materials to foster the growth of the Society in accordance with the 2020 Strategic Plan;
  • Management of the ARMS website;
  • Production of the ARMS e-newsletter; and 
  • Oversight of ARMS membership records.

 

Tania Tambiah

ARMS Committee Member


Tania Tambiah.jpg Senior Manager: Research Development | College of Business
 RMIT University

 Email: tania.tambiah@rmit.edu.au

 Convenor: ARMS International Committee

 

 

 

 

 Responsible for: 

  • Overseeing the implementation of the ARMS 2020 Strategic Plan.