Governance

Governance

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The institute’s board, director, chief operating officer, scientific and professional services teams guide the organisation’s strategic direction.

Board of directors

The institute’s board is governed by 14 directors, led by Mr Chris Thomas. The board and the institute’s key stakeholders appoint board directors. The board is responsible for oversight of the policies, strategic direction and management of the institute.

Executive

The institute’s director is assisted in leading the organisation by the chief operating officer, and scientific and professional services teams. The executive ensures a culture of scientific excellence and integrity, as well as setting scientific and organisation goals.

Patron 

Sir Gustav Nossal was the institute's director from 1965 to 1996, in this period Nossal was instrumental in expanding our scientific scope and capacity. He continues to be a strong science advocate and supporter of the institute's research, staff and students in his role of institute patron.

Organisation structure

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