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Materials Australia National Body

Materials Australia is a national organisation with branches in each Australian State. It is governed by a National Council.

The National Council is comprised of: a President, a President-elect (Vice-President), an Immediate Past President, an Honorary Secretary, an Honorary Treasurer, elected Council Members, a Nominated Member from each State Branch,  and Chairpersons from the National Committees (Awards, Education, Events, Membership and Publications). 

The National Council appoints the National Executive (the President, who acts as Chair, President-elect, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer). This Executive is responsible for directing, developing, monitoring and controlling all the activities of the Institute, and in so doing, acting for Council between Council meetings. 

National Office Bearers and Council

Paul Plater, CMatP

Vice President:

Dr Robert Acres
Immediate Past President:
Stuart Folkard, CMatP

Secretary: Mike Brameld

Treasurer: Paul Howard, CMatP

Councillors: National Councillors 
Dr Robert Acres
Prof. Madeleine du Toit, CMatP
Dashty Akrawi, CMatP
Deborah Ward, CMatP
Prof Yun Liu, CMatP
Kimberly Workman
Louise Petrick - WA Branch Representative
Edith Hamilton, CMatP - VIC Branch Representative
Colin Hall, CMatP - SA Branch Representative
Michael Chan, CMatP - QLD Branch Representative
Dr Sophie Primig, CMatP - NSW Branch Representative 

Committee Chairs
Events Chair - Prof Jian-Feng Nie
Membership Chair - Dr Alan Hellier, CMatP                         
Publications Chair - Prof Ma Qian 
Awards Chair - Stuart Folkard, CMatP                                                                                            

Executive Officer: Tanya Smith

State Branches

The Branches are at the forefront of managing the relationships we have with our members. The role of the branches and the key tasks they administer are:

  • Branch meetings
  • Local member activities
  • Membership retention
  • Newsletters and information for members
For more information on our State Branches, please visit the web page for each State.
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