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 March 2021 is listed below.


Dr David Skellern AO, RoZetta Institute


Australian Astronomical Community

Prof Naomi McClure-Griffiths, Australian National University

Prof Tara Murphy, University of Sydney

Prof Sarah Brough, University of New South Wales

Prof David Davidson, Curtin University

International Astronomical Community

Prof Michael Wise, Netherlands Institute for Space Research, The Netherlands

Prof Scott Ransom, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, USA

Prof Jayaram Chengalur, National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India

Australian Stakeholder Community

Dr David Skellern, RoZetta Institute (Chair)

Ms Catherine Livingstone AO


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

Mr Brendan Dalton, Chief Information Officer, CSIRO


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