Based at the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre, WAMSI oversees financial and science planning and provides full administration support for the WAMSI Board, committees and sub-committees. It coordinates collaboration and research activities, legal and financial management, data management and storage, research assessments, communication, conferences and symposia.
Dr Paul Vogel Chair as of 30 January 2020.
Dr Luke Twomey (CEO) Luke commenced in June 2017 to oversee the completion of WAMSI science programs, as well as drive planning for the long-term future of WAMSI and the Blueprint for Marine Science. Currently, he is delivering a major collaborative science program on the marine environment at Cockburn Sound in partnership with Westport and a comprehensive science plan for Shark Bay.
Trish Wells (Executive Assistant) Trish is the Executive Assistant to Dr Luke Twomey and supports the administration of WAMSI. Trish commenced with WAMSI in June 2013.
Dr Jenny Shaw (Research Director) Commenced in October 2018 to work on continuing to deliver Western Australia’s Blueprint for Marine Science 2050 science priorities.
Dr Alan Kendrick (Project Manager) Commenced in June 2021 to work on delivering the Metropolitan West Coast science priorities.
Luke Edwards (Data Manager) Luke is a Data Specialist at Pawsey Supercomputing Centre.
Chris Gentle (Director Information Management) Chris is an information management specialist applying his expertise to enable shared and sustainable environmental analytics and forecasting to streamline environmental assessment in WA.
Cecile O’Connor (Acting Communications Manager) Cecile joined WAMSI in January 2023 to support strategic communication across the marine research programs. She has an extensive background in media and media advising.
Anna-lee Harry (Communications Manager) Anna-lee commenced in October 2021 to support the communication of WAMSI’s marine research programs and activities.
Josh Bonesso (Communications Officer) Josh is a PhD Candidate in Marine Science and works in communication and design on WAMSI’s marine research programs.