How we are governed

Our governance structure has been established to ensure appropriate management of strategic priorities, robust financial management, content expertise, and clear communication across all partner organisations. 

 

National Steering Committee

The National Steering Committee is responsible for managing the scope of the research program and ensuring sound financial management.

The Committee is comprised of leaders from the four research programs and the two disease flagships, and representation from each state. They meet quarterly to review the progress of the research programs and allocate resources.

Members of the National Steering Committee

Prof Kathryn North
Prof Kathryn North
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Prof Andrew Sinclair
Prof Andrew Sinclair
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Prof John Christodoulou
Prof John Christodoulou
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
A/Prof Marcel Dinger
A/Prof Marcel Dinger
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Prof Jozef Gecz
Prof Jozef Gecz
The University of Adelaide
A/Prof Clara Gaff
A/Prof Clara Gaff
Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance
Prof Stephen Fox
Prof Stephen Fox
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Prof Nigel Laing
Prof Nigel Laing
University of Western Australia
Prof Sean Grimmond
Prof Sean Grimmond
The University of Melbourne
Prof Hamish Scott
Prof Hamish Scott
Centre for Cancer Biology
Prof David Thomas
Prof David Thomas
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Dr Natalie Thorne
Dr Natalie Thorne
Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance
Prof Robyn Ward
Prof Robyn Ward
The University of Queensland
Prof Deborah White
Prof Deborah White
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute

Advisory groups

The National Steering Committee works with three external advisory groups to ensure continued engagement with our stakeholders.

  • International Advisory Group: to bring international best practice to our work and provide opportunities for international collaboration
  • Industry Advisory Group: to identify the needs of industry in implementing genomic medicine and provide opportunities for collaboration in technology, data analytics and information systems
  • Community Advisory Group: to ensure the wider community can participate and provide their perspective in our work

Independent Advisory Board

The Independent Advisory Board provides governance oversight and monitors risks and progress of the initiative.

National Implementation Committee

The National Implementation Committee works with the National Steering Committee to provide advice on appropriate strategies and facilitate implementation. The committee, Chaired by Mark Cormack, Deputy Secretary of Strategic Policy and Innovation at the Australian Department of Health, is made up of policymakers and planners from federal and state health systems.