National Imaging Facility (NIF) has announced the appointment of Anne-Marie Lansdown to its Governing Board.

The independent Governing Board provides oversight and strategic guidance for all NIF activities and investments, supporting NIF’s objective to address Australia’s strategic science and research priorities, benefit Australian industry and help keep Australians healthy.

Ms Lansdown brings a deep understanding of the higher education and research environment through senior appointments in the public service, including as one of the original architects of the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). Following her career in the public service she became Deputy Chief Executive of Universities Australia, the peak body for the sector.

NIF Governing Board Chair Prof Margaret Harding extended her congratulations to Ms Lansdown on the appointment.

“Anne-Marie’s impressive background and skills in the Australian research and innovation landscape make her a valuable addition to the NIF Governing Board,” Prof Harding said.

Prof Harding also expressed gratitude for the exemplary service of outgoing Directors, Ms Sue Renkin and Prof Stephen Rose, who completed their three-year terms of appointment to the NIF Governing Board at the end of 2023.

“I offer my thanks to Sue and Stephen for their major contributions to NIF as foundational members of NIF’s independent Governing Board. Both Sue and Stephen have brought a diversity of views and insights to Board discussions and their expertise has been highly valued.”

“These contributions have played a pivotal role in NIF’s achievements, and their legacy leaves us well-positioned future success,” Prof Harding said.

Read more about NIF’s independent Governing Board here.

Anne-Marie Lansdown

Anne-Marie Lansdown is an experienced public service and higher education Senior Executive and was one of the original architects of the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). She was Deputy Chief Executive of Universities Australia, leading policy for Australia’s peak university organisation.

She is a Council Member of the University of Canberra, a Director at Collaborative Research Australia, an Advisory Council Member at the ARC Centre for Synthetic Biology, a Board Director for Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC), and previously served as Board Director for the Giant Magellan Telescope Organisation.

Anne-Marie has previously held executive positions with the Office of Australia’s Chief Scientist, the Australian Government Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, and the departments of Education and Communications. Her international experience includes the United Nations and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).