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Organisational Structure

A fully constituted Authority comprises a Chair and up to seven part-time members, plus an ex officio member - Australia’s Chief Scientist. Members are appointed by the Minister responsible for climate change under section 18 of the Act.

At the time of finalising this Annual Report, the Authority has a full complement of members following the appointment of Professor Lesley Hughes, Dr Virginia Marshall and Ms Sam Mostyn AO in September 2022.

Authority members are supported by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Authority staff, known as the Authority’s secretariat. The CEO, Mr Brad Archer, the Accountable Authority appointed 1 April 2019 for a period of five years, is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Authority and secretariat staff.

The Authority has established structures, systems and processes to meet its governance, compliance and accountability responsibilities (see Management and Accountability).