Leadership Team

Executive

Geoff Prince

PROFESSOR GEOFF PRINCE

Director
Contact Details

Phone:
+61 3 8344 1779

Email:
director@amsi.org.au

Inge Koch

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR INGE KOCH

Executive Director, Choose Maths
Contact Details

Phone:
+61 3 8344 9859

Email:
inge@amsi.org.au

Janine McIntosh

JANINE MCINTOSH

Schools Program Manager
Contact Details

Phone:
+61 3 8344 1790

Email:
janine@amsi.org.au

chloe-pearse

CHLOE PEARSE

Research & Higher Education Program Manager

Biography coming soon

Contact Details

Phone:
+61 3 9035 8037

Email:
chloe.pearse@amsi.org.au

glen-sheldon

GLEN SHELDON

National Program Manager (Acting), AMSI Intern
Contact Details

Phone:
TBC

Email:
glen.sheldon@amsi.org.au

MARI ERICKSEN

Marketing & Communications Manager
Contact Details

Phone:
+61 3 9035 9669

Email:
mari@amsi.org.au

Rod Birch

ROD BIRCH

Business Manager
Contact Details

Phone:
+61 3 9035 4463

Email:
rbirch@amsi.org.au

All Staff
Geoff Prince, AMSI Director
Geoff_Prince

Qualifications: BSc (Hons), DipEd, PhD, FAustMS
Position: Director

Phone: +61 3 8344 1779
Email: director@amsi.org.au

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Biography

Geoff completed a BSc (hons) and secondary Dip Ed at Monash University in the 1970’s and moved to La Trobe University where he took out a PhD in 1981 in geometric mechanics and Lie groups. He did a postdoc at the Institute for Advanced Study in Dublin. Geoff has taught at RMIT, the University of New England and La Trobe where he was head of department a couple of times from 2000. He worked at AMSI in 2004 through to 2006 in part as executive director to Garth Gaudry and he oversaw the introduction of the AMSI/ICE-EM Access Grid Room project. Geoff has been director at AMSI since September 2009. Geoff’s research interests lie mainly in differential equations and differential geometry and he works with friends in Europe: Mike Crampin, Willy Sarlet, Olga Krupkova and Demeter Krupka. He currently holds an ARC Discovery Grant with Phil Broadbridge at La Trobe. Geoff’s research profile can be seen here

Kirsten Doert, Executive Assistant to the Director

Kirsten DoertQualifications: TBA

Position: Executive Assistant to the Director

Phone: +61 3 8344 1777
Email: kirsten@amsi.org.au

Biography

Coming soon

Markus Hegland, Deputy Director
Qualifications:
Position: Deputy Director
Email: markus.hegland@anu.edu.au

 

Biography

coming soon

Kally Yuen

Kally_Yuen

Qualifications: BSc (Hons), MSc, AStat
Position: Statistician (Parks Victoria)
Phone: +61 3 9035 5030
Email: kally@amsi.org.au

 

Biography

Kally has worked many years as a biostatistician at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Centre for Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne.

She is an accredited statistician, awarded by the Statistical Society of Australia in 2004. Her qualifications include a Master of Science degree in Statistics, Bachelor of Science degree with First Class Honours in Statistics and Computer Science. She received the Maurice Belz First Prize for Statistics while she was an undergraduate at the University of Melbourne.

Kally’s specialisation includes survival analysis, generalised linear models and relational database management system. She is experienced in statistical consulting, design of research studies, development of study protocol, statistical analyses of research data, design of database and protocol review for Research and Ethics Committees. She has been a co-author in more than 30 research publications, 14 of which as a senior author. She also has experience as an assessor for grant applications, as an instructor in statistics training courses and as a supervisor for research students.

At AMSI, Kally mainly works as a statistical consultant to the research team at Parks Victoria providing statistical advice on study designs and performing data analysis for Parks Victoria projects. Occasionally she assists in the review of AMSI Industry Internship applications and progress of interns.

Business – Finance & HR

Rod Birch, Business Manager

Rod_Birch

Qualifications: BComm
Position: Business Manager
Phone: +61 3 9035 4463
Email: r.birch@amsi.org.au
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Biography

Rod holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and post-graduate accounting qualifications. Formerly with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne, his career has spanned work in Government, two major accounting firms and a major bank and has included consulting to the tertiary education sector. Rod joined AMSI as Business Manager in October 2011.

Maaike Wienk, Finance & Advanced Collaborative Environment (ACE) Co-ordinator

Maaike_Wienk

Qualifications: LL.M, PhD, Dip (Accounting)
Position: Finance Officer& ACE Co-ordinator
Phone: +61 3 8344 1792
Email: mwienk@amsi.org.au

 

Biography

In her role as Advanced Collaborative Environment (ACE) Co-ordinator (previously Access Grid Room), Maaike coordinates AMSI’s ACE activities, which include the National Seminar Series, Honours Courses, Short Courses and advertising of seminars delivered by AMSI’s member universities. Maaike also analyses data collected from the annual survey of the AMSI membership, with results published in the Discipline Profile of the Mathematical Sciences.

Darla Trejo, Finance and Admin Officer - Choose Maths

Darla_Trejo

Qualifications: BSc
Position: Finance and Admin Officer, Choose Maths
Phone: +61 3 8344 0449
Email: darla@amsi.org.au

 

Biography

Darla Trejo is the Administrative and Finance Officer for the Choose Maths project.  She provides administrative support, coordinates national events and is responsible for the financial management and reporting of the project.  Prior to her role with AMSI, Darla has worked for the School of Mathematics and Statistics, the Faculty of Science and for University Services during her 12 years at The University of Melbourne.

Marketing, Media & Communications

Mari Ericksen, Marketing and Communications Manager

Qualifications: BBus (Tourism & Hospitality)
Position: Marketing and Communications Manager
Phone: +61 3 9035 9669
Email: mari@amsi.org.au

 

Biography

Mari is responsible for developing the marketing and communications strategies and communication plans for AMSI and its programs, including branding and e-communications, positioning, networking and outreach activities. Before joining AMSI, Mari held senior marketing positions at the UK Financial Times (UK) and the Victorian National Parks Association. Mari graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality from La Trobe University.

Kristin Marriner, Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator - Choose Maths

Kristin Marriner

Qualifications: TBA
Position: Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator, Choose Maths
Phone: +61 3 8344 9809

 

Biography

Kristin is the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at AMSI. She is responsible for coordinating and delivering the Marketing and Communications strategy for the Choose Maths project. After graduating with a Bachelor of Tourism and Management from the University of Tasmania in 2004 she then made the move across the water to settle in Melbourne where she went on to complete a Masters of Marketing from Deakin University in 2013. With experience spanning across the education sector as well as within industry, she is excited to be working on such a worthwhile project encouraging more students, particularly girls, to seek opportunities in mathematics. Outside of work, Kristin enjoys getting outdoors, travelling and sampling Melbourne’s amazing food and wine culture with friends and family.

Laura Watson, Media and Communications

Position: Media and Communications
Phone: 61 3 9035 3683
Email: laura@amsi.org.au

 

Biography

Coming soon

Melissa Trudinger, Publications Officer
Position: Publications Officer
Phone: +61 3 9035 5094
Email: melissa@amsi.org.au

 

Biography

Coming soon

Michael Shaw, Multimedia Manager

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Qualifications: BA (Hons), AdvDip (Electronic Design & Interactive Media)
Position: Multimedia Manager
Phone: +61 3 8344 1784
Email: mshaw@amsi.org.au

 

Biography

Michael is responsible for providing multimedia design and development services for print and web-based delivery environments. He also provides support to staff relating to the use of multimedia technology for improved communication through web, design and interactive media.

Paul Murphy, Graphic Designer
Position: Graphic Designer
Phone: +61 3 8344 1791
Email: paul@amsi.org.au

 

Biography

Coming soon

Research & Higher Education Program

Chloe Pearse, Program Manager
Qualifications: coming soon
Position: Program Manager
Phone: +61 3 9035 8037
Email: chloe.pearse@amsi.org.au

 

Biography

Chloe is responsible for the AMSI Research and Higher Education portfolio. Prior to joining AMSI, Chloe worked on international and domestic marketing and recruitment strategies to attract undergraduate and postgraduate students to the University of Melbourne. Chloe also has experience in policy and advocacy relating to equity in higher education and public health reform in the state of Victoria.

Stephanie Breen, Project Coordinator
Qualifications: AdvDip (Bus Hosp)
Position: Project Coordinator
Phone: +61 3 8344 2103
Email: coordinator_rhed@amsi.org.au

 

Biography

Stephanie Breen is the Project Coordinator for Research and Higher Education. She is responsible for project and event management associated with the annual suite of events. Stephanie’s has a diverse employment history having worked across areas within government, industry and the corporate sector. She has held senior project and event management roles with the Australia and New Zealand School of Government, Intelligent Transport Systems Australia, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Parks Victoria and gener8 events.

Francesca Hoban Ryan, Administrative Assistant
Qualifications: BA (Hons), MA (Publishing & Communications)
Position: Administrative Assistant
Phone: +61 3 8344 1780
Email: admin_rhed@amsi.org.au

 

Biography

Francesca is responsible for providing administrative and project support to the Research and Higher Education team. Before joining AMSI in 2017, she worked as a library assistant and research assistant while completing her studies at The University of Melbourne.

Liam Williamson, Administrative Support

Liam Williamson

Qualifications: BSc (Hons)
Position: Administrative Assistant

Phone: +61 3 8344 1780
Email: liam@amsi.org.au

 

Biography

Liam has been with AMSI since the beginning of 2014. His main responsibility is providing administrative support to the AMSI sponsored events run throughout the year. As well as posting to social media channels, updating content on the Research and Higher Education websites and maintaining the advertising mailing lists . Liam completed his BSc in Bioengineering Systems in 2014 and an Honours year in Biomechanics in 2015 at the University of Melbourne.

Schools Program

Inge Koch, Executive Director - Choose Maths

Inge Koch

Qualifications: TBA
Position: Executive Director, Choose Maths
Phone: +61 3 8344 9859
Email: inge@amsi.org.au

 

Biography

Inge completed an MSc at the University of Oxford, and a research MPhil at the University of London, and then worked for industry and the University of Aberdeen in the UK, and for the CSIRO in Canberra. She completed a PhD in statistics at the ANU in 1991 on theoretical problems in image analysis. In 1991 she joined the University of Newcastle. From 2003 she taught statistics at the University of New South Wales, and she joined the University of Adelaide in early 2009. Inge’s research interests are in statistical learning and data science involving new statistical methods and theory for high-dimensional data and their applications in particular to proteomics and cancer research. She published the research and graduate text `Analysis of Multivariate and High-Dimensional Analysis’ with CUP in late 2013, and currently holds a part-time research-only appointment at the University of Adelaide.
Inge has been passionate about encouraging young women to study mathematics and take up careers involving mathematics for many years, and she has conducted annual workshops for female high-school students and their teachers while at the Universities of New South Wales and Adelaide. Inge commenced her role as Executive Director for AMSI and for the Choose Maths program in mid-2015 building on her passion for engaging girls and young women in her love for mathematics.

Janine McIntosh, Program Manager

Janine McIntosh

Qualifications: DipT, MEd
Position: Program Manager
Phone: +61 3 8344 1790
Email: janine@amsi.org.au
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Biography

Janine McIntosh manages AMSI Schools. Janine leads a professional development and schools visit program for teachers across the country. Through clusters of schools supported by industry and government partners, Janine’s aim is to encourage more Australians to enjoy and study mathematics.

Janine is one of the authors of ICE-EM Mathematics, and has developed a suite of online and careers materials in her time at AMSI. Janine was one of the writers for the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics F – 10. She is an experienced primary teacher, who has worked as a lecturer in mathematics education at the University of Melbourne and serves on the Maths Challenge and AMOC Committees of the Australian Mathematics Trust.

Michael O'Connor, Schools Outreach Project Manager

Michael O'Connor

Qualifications: BSc, GDipEd, MEd (Studies)
Position: Schools Outreach Manager
Phone: +61 3 9035 7406

 

Biography

Michael O’Connor is Schools Outreach Manager. This role involves the support of teachers in teaching mathematics, the development of Mathematics materials for use in schools and the collection and dissemination of information and advice on careers in Mathematics and Mathematics in careers. Michael has a Masters of Education (Studies) from Monash University. He is an experienced author of Mathematics texts, assessment items and dynamic geometry materials.

Michael was raised on a farm in country New South Wales. He fell in love with the smell of old books at the age of four and with science by the age of seven. As well as twenty-five years of mathematics teaching Michael has also worked as a station-hand and roustabout, a Sydney taxi driver, a cleaner and a pizza deliveryman. His taxi work serves him well in ferrying his children around to their many appointments and social engagements.

Kristin Marriner, Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator - Choose Maths

Kristin Marriner

Qualifications: TBA
Position: Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator, Choose Maths
Phone: +61 3 8344 9809

 

Biography

Kristin is the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at AMSI. She is responsible for coordinating and delivering the Marketing and Communications strategy for the Choose Maths project. After graduating with a Bachelor of Tourism and Management from the University of Tasmania in 2004 she then made the move across the water to settle in Melbourne where she went on to complete a Masters of Marketing from Deakin University in 2013. With experience spanning across the education sector as well as within industry, she is excited to be working on such a worthwhile project encouraging more students, particularly girls, to seek opportunities in mathematics. Outside of work, Kristin enjoys getting outdoors, travelling and sampling Melbourne’s amazing food and wine culture with friends and family.

Claire Embregts, Executive Assistant

Claire Embregts

Qualifications: TBA
Position: Executive Assistant, Schools and Choose Maths
Phone: +61 3 9035 3192
Email: claire@amsi.org.au

 

Biography

Claire is the Choose Maths Executive Assistant and provides support to AMSI Executive Director, Inge Koch and AMSI Schools Manager, Janine McIntosh.
Prior to her role with AMSI, Claire worked as a Project Administration Officer with the Australian Red Cross, where she supported and collaborated with her team in organising forum style events within the Asylum Seeker sector, as well as supporting rollout of externally run learning and development training for all states and territories.
Darla Trejo, Finance and Admin Officer - Choose Maths

Darla_Trejo

Qualifications: BSc
Position: Finance and Admin Officer, Choose Maths
Phone: +61 3 8344 0449
Email: darla@amsi.org.au

 

Biography

Darla Trejo is the Administrative and Finance Officer for the Choose Maths project.  She provides administrative support, coordinates national events and is responsible for the financial management and reporting of the project.  Prior to her role with AMSI, Darla has worked for the School of Mathematics and Statistics, the Faculty of Science and for University Services during her 12 years at The University of Melbourne.

Greg Carroll, Schools Outreach Project Officer - Choose Maths

Greg Carroll

Qualifications:
Position: Schools Outreach Project Officer, Choose Maths
Phone: +61 3 8344 2860
Email: greg@amsi.org.au

 

Biography

Greg Carroll is a School’s Outreach Officer for the AMSI project. This role includes supporting teachers of mathematics in their school, writing curriculum material and promoting mathematics as a career, especially with girls. Greg has over 30 years’ experience teaching mathematics. He has co-authored textbooks and practice VCE exams, presented at numerous conferences and marked Exams for the VCAA. His most recent teaching experience was as Campus Principal of a secondary school in Melbourne’s outer east. Greg is passionate about creating opportunities for students to experience the full potential of what life has to offer. He is also passionate about playing tennis and the Geelong Football Club.

Jacinta Blencowe, Schools Outreach Project Officer - Choose Maths

Jacinta Blencowe

Qualifications:
Position: Schools Outreach Project Officer, Choose Maths
Phone: + 61 3 8344 49974

 

Biography

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” (Lao-tzu).

Jacinta is one of AMSI’s Schools Outreach Officers. Jacinta’s journey started with being ‘good at maths’ at school, then continued with maths being one of her favourite subjects to teach. She enjoys problem solving and puzzles and building and creating.

As maths educator she now shares this love of maths and teaching mathematics with others. Jacinta has been a primary school teacher for 20 years, holding various leadership positions including wellbeing, sport and of course mathematics. She holds a Masters in School Leadership (Numeracy) and is working on a Grad Cert in Educational Research. Jacinta believes maths should be fun, challenging and promote a sense of achievement. It’s the journey, not the destination that is important!

Dr Susan James, Careers Awareness/Awards Project Officer - Choose Maths

Dr Susan James

Qualifications: BA (Hons), MA, MSc, PhD, GradDipEd
Position: Schools Outreach Project Officer, Choose Maths
Phone: +61 3 9035 6075
Email: susan@amsi.org.au

 

Biography

Susan was born and raised in England. She began her academic career at Cambridge University where she completed a Masters degree in Mathematics. Research then beckoned and, being sponsored by the UK’s largest pharmaceutical company, she obtained a MSc and PhD from Leicester University. Her field of research was Medical Statistics, looking specifically at the analysis of multiple end points in clinical trials. Susan then entered the world of education, hoping to instill some of her passion for the subject into the future generation. She spent ten years teaching Mathematics in an English boarding school before moving her family to the sunnier Australian climate. For the last fourteen years, Susan has continued to teach Mathematics to years 10 to 12 as well as being the Head of Senior Learning and having overall responsibility for the VCE curriculum in an independent school.

Susan is thrilled to be part of this exciting project and views it as a perfect amalgamation of all her academic passions. When she’s not working Susan likes reading, spending time with her family and watching episodes of Friends.

Helen Booth, Schools Outreach Officer - Choose Maths

Qualifications:
Position: Schools Outreach Project Officer, Choose Maths
Phone: +61 3 8344 9526
Email: helen@amsi.org.au

 

Biography

After 30 + years teaching across all year levels, Helen has joined AMSI as a Schools Outreach Project Officer. While Maths has always been her ‘best subject,’ her passion for mathematics education really began when she had the opportunity to work on the NT Numeracy Project with Diane Siemon from RMIT.  Moving from Darwin to Victoria in 2005, Helen’s interest and knowledge in the teaching of Maths, particularly at primary level, continued to grow, while working as a Teaching and Learning Coach with the Department of Education and Training. She found working with teachers to build their capacity, particularly in the teaching of Maths, to be extremely rewarding. Working as part of the ‘Choose Maths’ project, where improving participation and engagement in Maths, particularly among girls, are key, will enable Helen to continuing working with teachers and students to enhance their enjoyment of Mathematics.

Leanne McMahon, Schools Outreach Officer - Choose Maths

Qualifications:
Position: Schools Outreach Project Officer, Choose Maths
Phone: +61 3 8344 6138
Email: leanne@amsi.org.au

 

Biography

Leanne has joined the AMSI Choose Maths team after some time with Catholic Education Melbourne as a School Advisor – Mathematics, and is very excited to extend her work with schools around Australia. She has a Bachelor of Science with majors in Biochemistry and Genetics and has developed a real interest in bioinformatics, which combines her love of Mathematics and Biology beautifully.

Over her 25 year teaching career, Leanne has worked at Independent, Government and Catholic schools, teaching mostly secondary Maths, Science and Biology, but also working with primary teachers to bring these subjects to life in the early years. A real career highlight for Leanne was her time with Museum Victoria doing everything from educational consulting on the Marine Exhibition through presenting Bugs Alive and Dinosaur education programs to running the planetarium and teaching astrophysics.

Leanne’s passion for girls’ education is embodied in her twin daughters who are both studying mathematics at a tertiary level. She is looking forward to having an Engineer to solve her problems and a Physiotherapist to iron out her knots.

AMSI Intern

For AMSI Intern General Enquiries phone (03) 8344 1785 or email contact@amsiintern.org.au

Glen Sheldon, (Acting) National Program Manager

Qualifications: TBA
Position: (Acting) National Program Manager
Phone: +61 3 9035 3646

 

Biography

Glen is the National Program Manager (acting) for AMSI Intern. Glen is responsible for the strategic direction and operational management of the AMSI Intern program. His role provides high-level leadership, strategic development and implementation for the expansion of the AMSI Intern program, whilst driving the number of placements across our member universities.

It is his responsibility to work with the Business Development Managers to drive new business partnerships, leverage funding opportunities and source strategic collaborative arrangements with both public and private enterprises and government.

Prior to his position at AMSI, Glen held a range of senior marketing and publishing roles working with government, industry and the higher education sector.

Margo Brown, Administrative Assistant & EA to National Program Manager

Margo Brown

Qualifications: BA(Recreation), GradDip(IR&HRM)
Position: Administrative Assistant and EA to National Program Manager
Phone: +61 3 8344 1785
Email: margo@amsiintern.org.au

 

Biography

Margo’s role is to provide high quality customer service, administrative and project support to the National Program Manager and the AMSI Intern team.

Before joining AMSI, Margo worked in Human Resources at The University of Melbourne and also held corporate HR, career development and administration roles in Australia and the UK.

Anne Nuguid, Project Officer

Anne_Nuguid

Qualifications: BBNSc, GDipMgt
Position: Project Officer
Phone: +61 3 8344 1776
Email: anne@amsiintern.org.au
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Biography

Anne is a Project Officer for AMSI Intern, primarily developing processes and systems to support the program’s growth and data collection and analysis to inform the program’s strategic directions.

Anne has been employed at AMSI since 2010, having been Executive Assistant to the AMSI Director for almost 5 years, and seconded as the Manager of the Research and Higher Education program for 3 months in 2016. Anne has experience in a variety of areas which include finance, human resources, marketing & communications and contract administration. Prior to AMSI, she has previously worked in a range of industries, having held roles at AAMI Limited, The Royal Children’s Hospital and Service Stream Communications.

Anne holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience with a second major in pharmacology (Monash University, 2005) and a Graduate Diploma in Management, with an interest in project management and human resource management (University of Melbourne, 2013).

Anne is a member of the Project Management Institute, enjoys fencing as a member of Fioretto Fencing Club and is also a member of the Hawthorn Football Club.

Rachel Geddes, Business Development Officer (Victoria)

Rachel Geddes

Qualifications: BBus (Hons), CertPubRel
Position: Business Development Officer – VIC Cluster
Phone: +61 3 9035 7923
Email: rachel@amsiintern.org.au

 

Biography

Rachel is one of the two Business Development Officers for AMSI Intern servicing AMSI’s partnership with a cluster of universities in Melbourne under the co-investment program. Rachel’s role is focussed on driving internships in Victoria in the Defence, Agriculture, Municipal Councils, Business, Finance, Health (sports and consulting) and Telecommunications sectors.

Before coming to AMSI, Rachel worked in various roles within the sports industry before moving to the non-profit sector and holding the position of Community Engagement Coordinator at Cancer Council Victoria. Rachel also spent twelve months in Cambodia as part of the Australian Volunteers for International Development program where she held the position of Business Development Advisor for a local non-government organisation.

Fiona Druitt, Business Development Officer (Victoria)
Qualifications: TBA
Position: Business Development Officer – VIC Cluster
Phone: +61 3 8344 9830
Email: fiona.druitt@amsi.org.au

 

Biography

coming soon

Mark Ovens, Business Development Officer (NSW)

Mark Ovens

Qualifications: BSc
Position: Business Development Officer – NSW Cluster
Mobile: 0400 764 763
Phone (USYD): +61 2 9036 9170
Phone (UTS): +61 2 9514 2359
Email: mark@amsi.org.au

 

Biography

Mark is the Business Development Officer for AMSI Intern servicing AMSI’s partnership with a cluster of universities in Sydney under the co-investment program. Mark’s role is focused on driving internships in NSW, initially with University of Sydney and UTS.

Before joining AMSI, Mark worked in Business Development in Human Resources with professional services organisations for over 15 years. This included significant recruitment and career development activities in the private sector with Adecco, Lee Hecht Harrison and Morgan & Banks.

Prior to this, Mark held Senior Human Resources roles in Bayer & Allergan and has in-depth understanding of management practices, industry challenges, research and development and he brings a commercial edge and extensive industry network.

Honoraries, Past Chairs and Directors

DR JAMES LEWIS

Chair of the Board, 2002-2011

As the foundation Chairman of the Board, Jim guided AMSI through its first 10 years with the vigour and expertise that comes only from experience. Jim was a recipient of the AMSI Medal for Distinguished Servicein 2012.

PROFESSOR ANTHONY GUTTMANN

Founding Director, 2002
Tony was one of the original architects of AMSI, and together with Jan Thomas wrote the original proposal to the Victorian Government for a Science, Technology and Innovation grant in 2001 which ultimately led to the founding of the institute.
Tony was a recipient of the AMSI Medal for Distinguished Service in 2012.

PROFESSOR GARTH GAUDRY

Director, 2002-2005
As foundation director, Garth’s most significant achievement was obtaining and leading the ICE-EM grant in 2004, which not only funded AMSI’s remarkably successful school education program but also put in place AMSI’s flagship programs and Access Grid network.
Garth was a recipient of the AMSI Medal for Distinguished Service in 2012.Tributes to Garth following his passing on 18 October 2012 can be accessed here.

PROFESSOR PHILIP BROADBRIDGE

Director, 2006-2009
AMSI was awarded a $2m Collaborative and Structural Reform grant in 2007 during Phil’s term as AMSI Director, which funded a number of the Higher Education flagship programs, as well as establishing AMSI Intern. In 2007-08 Phil led the year-long project Mathematics for 21st Century Engineering Students with funding from the Carrick Institute of Learning and Teaching.
Phil was presented with the 2008 Fast Thinking/ Open Universities National Innovation Award in the category of science innovation on behalf of AMSI.
Phil has also accepted the Women in Science and Engineering award for developing women mathematicians on behalf of the department at the University of Delaware.

MS JAN THOMAS OAM

Executive Officer, 2002-2011
In 2001, Jan saw the opportunity to set up a national centre in the mathematical sciences and together with Tony Guttmann, co-wrote the successful grant application which ultimately resulted in the formation of AMSI. Jan has continually pushed the message of the importance of mathematics education to Australia’s national interest.
Jan was AMSI’s Executive Officer until March 2011. She is now a Senior Fellow at The University of Melbourne and has an office at AMSI. Before coming to AMSI, Jan worked as a teacher, as a consultant in schools and as a lecturer in teacher education. Her research interests are concerned with the effect of language and culture on mathematics learning. She believes access to a good mathematics education, along with good communication skills, is fundamental to an equitable and socially just society.

Jan was a recipient of the AMSI Medal for Distinguished Servicein 2012 and awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours 2013 for service to the mathematical sciences.

DR MICHAEL EVANS

Schools Program Manager, 2004-2013
Michael came to AMSI with a distinguished record in mathematics teaching. As managing author for the ICE-EM Mathematics program and together with Garth Gaudry, Janine McIntosh and an extensive team of authors, Michael produced the series of high-quality, highly successful mathematics textbooks which formed the pillar of AMSI’s school education program. Michael is currently a Senior Fellow at The University of Melbourne.
Michael has a PhD in mathematics from Monash University and a Diploma of Education from La Trobe University. Before coming to ICE-EM, he was Head of Mathematics at Scotch College, Melbourne, and involved with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority in various capacities. He has also taught in public schools. In 1999 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws by Monash University for his contribution to mathematics education, and in 2001 he received the Bernhard Neumann Award for contributions to mathematics enrichment in Australia.Michael was a recipient of the AMSI Medal for Distinguished Service in 2013.

PROFESSOR PETER HALL AO

Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee, 2003-2010

One of the discipline’s most iconic and respected leaders, Professor Hall will be remembered through his rich legacy of outstanding leadership and contribution to the Australian and global mathematical sciences.

In 2003, the first full year of AMSI’s operation, Peter Hall accepted the position of chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee as one of Australia’s most respected and active mathematical scientists. For the next seven years Peter was architect and custodian of AMSI’s scientific program. This program annually delivers between 15 and 20 workshops in mathematics, statistics and cognate disciplines around Australia. Peter was a recipient of the AMSI Medal for Distinguished Service in 2012 and made an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours 2013 for for distinguished service to mathematical science in the field of statistics through international contributions to research, as and academic and mentor, and through leadership of advisory and professional organisations.

Much respected and admired by all those he worked with, he will be remembered as a giant of the mathematical sciences who was as much a part of the fabric of Australian statistics as it was of him.

Vale Professor Peter Hall FRS FAA AO

PROFESSOR PETER TAYLOR AO

Chair, Education Advisory Committee, 2003-2011

Peter  chaired the EAC from its inception and was deeply involved in the planning and execution of the seminal workshops on ‘Teacher Content Knowledge and Materials for Schools’. The following years’ work was based on these early initiatives including the first edition of the ICE-EM Mathematics textbooks. Peter guided this work with an awareness of its importance and an ability to encourage others to become involved.Peter has given wonderful support to the staff of AMSI and has made a major contribution to each of the projects undertaken during his chairing of the EAC.

Peter was a recipient of the AMSI Medal for Distinguished Service in 2013 and made an Officer of the Order of Australia in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday honours for distinguished service to education, and to youth, particularly through the development of mathematical competitions and challenges for students, as an academic, and to professional learning associations.

PROFESSOR JONATHAN BORWEIN

Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee, 2010-2016

A mathematician of astonishing range, the legacy of Laureate Professor Jonathan Borwein continues to be felt within the Australian and global mathematical sciences. A strong AMSI ambassador, his influential leadership positions included Chair of the Institute’s Scientific Advisory committee, membership of the Research and Higher Education committee and Board observer.

Beyond AMSI, he is remembered as a former President of the Canadian Mathematical Society and Editor in Chief of the Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society.

Jon moved to Australia in 2008 as founding director of CARMA, the Priority Research Centre in Computer Assisted Research Mathematics and its Applications, at the University of Newcastle. An ISI highly cited scientist, his work in mathematics and computing, including optimisation, computational number theory and classical functional analysis was widely published.

To the world John was a remarkable mathematician and to AMSI he was a friend and champion.