The ATNF Steering Committee

The Australia Telescope Steering Committee (ATSC) provides advice to the ATNF Director on the scientific and technical operations of the ATNF. Committee members are appointed by the CSIRO Board.

The Committee assists the Board to fulfil its governance responsibilities through the provision high level advice on the ongoing delivery of radio astronomy capabilities for the nation according to the ATSC Charter.

The ATSC includes three Australian astronomers, three overseas experts and two representatives from the broader community. In addition, there are three ex-officio members.

Membership of the ATSC as at January 2016 is listed below.


Dr Susan Barrell, Bureau of Meteorology



Executive Director, CSIRO National Facilities and Collections - Dr David Williams

Chief Information Officer, CSIRO - Mr Brendan Dalton

Director, Australian Astronomical Observatory - Prof Warrick Couch


Australian-based Astronomers

Prof Stuart Wyithe, University of Melbourne

Prof Mark Wardle, Macquarie University

Prof Elaine Sadler, University of Sydney

International Advisers

Prof Grazia Umana, INAF Catania Astrophysical Observatory , Italy

Prof Neal Evans, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Prof Na Wang, Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory, China

Broader Community

Dr Susan Barrell, Bureau of Meteorology

Prof Robyn Owens, University of Western Australia