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Company Information

Intersect Australia Ltd is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, established by its founding members to provide eResearch services and solutions.

Company Details

Company Name:  Intersect Australia Ltd
ABN:  67 131 752 657
Registered Office:  Level 12, 309 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Telephone:  +61 2 8079 2500
Date of Incorporation:  20 June 2008
Chief Executive Officer:  Marc Bailey
Company Secretary:  Paul Martin


Intersect’s Board of Directors are:


Providing advice and guidance to the Board on project-related issues is the Innovation Committee (in hiatus):

  • Emeritus Professor Mark Wainwright AM, Chair and Board Member
  • Professor Mary O’Kane, NSW Chief Scientist and Scientific Engineer, NSW Government
  • Dr Malcolm Cook, Program Director - East Asia, Lowy Institute, Independent
  • Emeritus Professor Sue Rowley, Independent
  • Mr Marc Bailey, CEO, Intersect.


Providing advice and guidance to the board on service related issues is the eServices and Strategy Committee:

  • Mr Andrew Pedrazzini, Director Infrastructure NSW Health, Chair and Board Member
  • Mr Christopher McAvaney, Director, eResearch, Deakin University
  • Mr Stephen Williams, Director, Office of Research, Southern Cross University
  • Mr Stephen Hannan, Executive Director, Research, Development and Engagement, Western Sydney University
  • Associate Professor David Miron, Director of Strategic Research Initiatives, University of New England
  • Mr Luc Betbeder-Matibet, Director, Research Technology Services, University of New South Wales
  • Associate Professor Gethin Thomas, Director, Research, Charles Sturt University
  • Dr Ksenia Sawczak, Director, Research Services Office, University of Canberra
  • Mr Rod Lewis, Research Systems and Reporting, Australian Catholic University
  • Dr Peter Sefton, Manager eResearch Support, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Mr John Parry, Director, Enterprise ICT, La Trobe University


Providing advice and guidance to the eServices and Strategy Committee on HPC resource allocation related issues is the Resource Allocation Sub-Committee:

  • Professor Marc Wilkins, Ramaciotti Centre for Gene Analysis, UNSW
  • Dr Ben Thornber, Mechanical Engineering, University of Sydney
  • Associate Professor Tim Langtry, Mathematical Sciences, UTS
  • Professor Timothy Marchant, Dean of Research and Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of Wollongong
  • Dr Craig O'Neill, Earth & Planetary Sciences Department, Macquarie University
  • Professor Pablo Moscato, School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of Newcastle
  • Dr Gregory Falzon, Computational Science, University of New England
  • Professor Graham King, Professor of Plant Genomics and Epigenetics, Southern Cross University
  • Professor Yang Xiang, Dean's Unit, School of Computing, Engineering & Math, Western Sydney University
  • Professor Terry Bossomaier, Director, Research Group for Complex Systems, Charles Sturt University
  • Dr Joachim Mai, HPC Support Specialist, Intersect.


Providing advice and guidance to the eServices and Strategy Committee on storage related issues is the Storage Allocation Sub-Committee (in hiatus): 

  • Dr Merilyn Sleigh, Chair
  • Associate Professor Grainne Moran, Director, UNSW Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre, UNSW
  • Mr Sten Christiansen, Sydney eScholarship Repository Coordinator, University of Sydney
  • Mr Peter Gale, Information Technology Services, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Professor Nicki Packer, Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences, Macquarie University
  • Professor Timothy Marchant, Dean of Research, University of Wollongong
  • Ms Lyn McBriarty, Director, Research Services, University of Newcastle
  • Professor Heiko Daniel, Director, Research Services, University of New England
  • Mr Stephen Williams, Business Manager, Southern Cross University
  • Mr Wayne Doubleday, Manager CSU Archives, Charles Sturt University
  • Professor Deborah Sweeney, Associate PVC Research, Health & Science, Western Sydney University
  • Dr Ksenia Sawczak, Director Research Services Office, University of Canberra
  • Mr Rod Lewis, Research Performance, Australian Catholic University.

Providing advice and guidance to the Board on audit and risk-related issues is the Board Audit and Risk Management Group

  • Mr John Masters (Chair), Intersect Company Director, Independent
  • Mr Garry McLennan, CFO, Exlipx Group
  • Mr Paul Martin (Secretary) 
  • Michael Kirby-Lewis (Kirby)
  • Prof. Deborah Sweeney, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation, Western Sydney University 
  • Mr Marc Bailey, CEO, Intersect
  • Satish Nair, CFO, Sirca & Intersect