The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre


Pawsey Supercomputing Centre Board

Governance is exercised through the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre Board of Management, which provides leadership and oversight of the activities of the organisation. The function of the Board of the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is to collectively set its strategic direction, ensure the delivery of its objectives and to uphold its values. The board includes representatives from the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre partner organisations as well as an independent Chair and members.

The members of the Board are:


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Mr John Langoulant
Board Chairman
Dr David Williams
Executive Director,
CSIRO Digital,
National Facilities
and Collections
Mr Paul Nicholls
Director, Strategic Projects
Curtin University
Prof John Finlay-Jones
Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Edith Cowan University
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Prof David Morrison
DVC Research
Murdoch University
Dr Campbell Thomson
Director Office of
Research Enterprise
The University of
Western Australia
Mr Geoff Harben
Director, Markets, KPMG
Ugo Varetto,

Acting Executive Director,

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre


Governance is concerned with the structures, systems and processes that ensure the overall direction, effectiveness, supervision and accountability of the organisation.

Key Board responsibilities include:

Compliance monitoring – ensuring compliance with the objectives, purposes and values of the organisation, and with its Members Agreement

Organisational governance – setting or approving policies, plans and budgets to achieve those objectives, and monitoring performance against them

Strategic planning – reviewing and approving strategic direction and initiatives

Regulatory monitoring – ensuring that the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre complies with all relevant laws, regulations and regulatory requirements

Financial monitoring – reviewing budget, monitoring management and financial performance

Financial reporting – considering and approving annual financial statements and required reports to government

Organisational structure – setting and maintaining a framework of delegation and internal control

Risk management – reviewing and monitoring the effectiveness of risk management and compliance in the organisation.