Management and Key Contacts

The ATNF is operated and managed by CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, a division of CSIRO – Australia's national science agency.

CASS Executive Team

Divisional policy, strategic planning and operational management are the responsibility of the CASS Executive Team:

  • Lewis Ball, Chief
  • Sarah Pearce, Deputy Chief
  • Ed Kruzins, Director – Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
  • Douglas Bock, Assistant Director – Operations
  • Graeme Carrad, Assistant Director – Engineering
  • Simon Johnston, Assistant Director – Astrophysics
  • Antony Schinckel, Assistant Director – ASKAP
  • Jessica Chapman, Data Management Leader
  • Phil Crosby, Strategic Planning and Major Project Specialist
  • Warren Bax, Commercial Advisor

ATNF Operations Team

The day-to-day operation of the ATNF is divided into three sections: Science Operations, Engineering Operations, and Software and Computing. Science Operations includes telescope operations and science services; computing infrastructure; visitors services. Engineering Operations includes mechanical, drives and electrical; digital and servo electronics; receivers, LO and conversion; cryogenics. Software and Computing includes telescope monitor and control software; science data processing; archives.

Key Contacts

  • Douglas Bock, Assistant Director – Operations
  • Kate Brooks, Deputy Head ATNF Operations
  • Phil Edwards, Head of Science Operations
  • Erik Lensson, Head of Engineering Operations
  • Juan-Carlos Guzman, Software and Computing Group Leader

Site Managers have responsibility for day-to-day activities and the engineering integrity of the observatories:

  • Mal Smith, Site Manager – Parkes Observatory
  • Brett Hiscock, Site Manager – Paul Wild Observatory (Narrabri) and Mopra
  • Barry Turner, Site Manager – Geraldton and Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory

Senior System Scientists specialise in the scientific performance of the ATNF telescopes and are the main contact for telescope users requiring specialised knowledge of the telescopes' systems:

  • Ettorre Carretti, Senior System Scientist – Parkes radio telescope
  • Jamie Stevens, Senior System Scientist – Australia Telescope Compact Array
  • Dave McConnell, Senior System Scientist – Software systems for all facilities
  • Lisa Harvey-Smith, Project Scientist – ASKAP

Contact information

CSIRO staff email addresses follow the format 'Firstname.Surname@csiro.au'. For further information on contacting CASS staff please see the Contact Us page.

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