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:  Satish Nair
Company Secretary:  Paul Martin


Intersect’s Board of Directors are:

  • Emeritus Professor Mark Wainwright AM FTSE (Chair)
  • Satish Nair, CEO Intersect
  • Mr John Masters, Independent director
  • 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
  • Mr William Confalonieri, Chief Digital Officer, Deakin University
  • Professor Michael Liebelt,Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Operations) and Dean of Graduate Studies , The University of Adelaide
  • Mr Michael Kirby-Lewis (Kirby), Chief Information Officer, GP Synergy, Independent director

Providing advice and guidance to the board on service related issues is the eStrategy and Services Committee:

  • Mr Andrew Pedrazzini, OAM, Director of HGEN Transformation, NSW Health (State Government)
  • Dr Christopher McAvaney, Director, eResearch, Deakin University.
  • Ms Carolyn Piercy, Head, Office of Research, Southern Cross University.
  • Professor Kevin Dunn, Pro Vice Chancellor (Research), 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 Mahin Raissi, eResearch Analyst, Research Services, University of Canberra
  • Mr Rod Lewis, Associate Director, 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 Symon, Team Leader, Research Solutions, University of Newcastle.
  • Ms Gail Fuller, Manager, Spatial Analysis Unit, Charles Sturt University.
  • Professor Michael Liebelt, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Graduate Studies, University of Adelaide
  • Mr Paul Martin (Secretary) Adjunct Associate Professor, Company Secretary Intersect Australia Limited and the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship Limited, (Independent)

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

  • Professor Geraint Lewis, Physics, 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.
  • Professor Terry Bossomaier, Charles Sturt University.
  • Dr Rose Andrew, School of Environmental and Rural Science, University of New England.
  • Dr Wei Fang, Intersect.

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)
  • Mr Michael Kirby-Lewis (Kirby)
  • Prof. Deborah Sweeney, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation, Western Sydney University
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