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

Company Details

Company Name:  Intersect Australia Ltd
ABN:  67 131 752 657
Registered Office:  Level 13, 50 Carrington Street, Sydney NSW
Postal Address: PO Box H58, Australia Square, Sydney NSW 1215, Australia
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:

  • Emeritus Professor Mark Wainwright AM FTSE (Chair)
  • Mr John Masters, Independent director
  • Mr Marc Bailey, (Chief Executive Officer, Intersect)
  • Mr Paul Martin (Secretary) B.Com Merit (Ecs), M. Com (Accounting) UNSW; CPA FFin Adjunct Associate Professor, Company Secretary Intersect Australia Limited and the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship Limited, Independent
  • Professor Kevin Hall, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation), University of Newcastle
  • Mr Andrew Pedrazzini OAM, Director Infrastructure, NSW Health
  • Professor Deborah Sweeney, Western Sydney University
  • Associate Professor Grainne Moran,  Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research Infrastructure), Division of Research, University of New South Wales
  • Dr Andrew Black, Research Development and Collaboration, University of Sydney
  • Emeritus Professor Joan Cooper, Higher Education Consultant, Former ProVice Chancellor (Students) and Registrar UWS, UNSW Emeritus
  • Mr William Confalonieri, Chief Digital Officer, Deakin University

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 Peter Barnard, Manager, Research Data, 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.
  • 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 Andy Apin, Technology Partner, University of Sydney.
  • Mr John Parry, Director, Enterprise ICT, La Trobe University.
  • Mr Jon Symons, University of Newcastle.
  • Ms Gail Fuller, Manager – Spatial Analysis Unit, Charles Sturt University.

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

  • Dr Ben Thornber, Mechanical Engineering, University of Sydney.
  • Dr Joachim Mai, Manager Research Computing, University of New South Wales.
  • A/Prof Richard Yang, Acting Deputy Dean – School of Computing, Engineering & Mathematics, Western Sydney University.
  • Dr Adel Rahmani, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University Technology Sydney.
  • Dr Gregory Falzon, Computational Science, University of New England.
  • Professor Terry Bossomaier, Charles Sturt University.
  • Dr Bernd Gruber, Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra.
  • Dr Wei Fang, 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 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 Paul Martin (Secretary)
  • Michael Kirby-Lewis (Kirby)
  • Prof. Deborah Sweeney, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation, Western Sydney University
  • Mr Marc Bailey, CEO, Intersect
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