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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: four (4) elected members, a nominated member from each State Branch, a President-elect, an Immediate Past President, an Honorary Secretary, an Honorary Treasurer and Chairpersons from the National Committees (Awards, Education, Events, Membership and Publications). 

Each year, 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

Past President:

Stuart Folkard, CMatP

Vice President:

Secretary: Mike Brameld

Treasurer: Paul Howard, CMatP

Councillors: National Councillors 
Prof. Madeleine du Toit, CMatP
Dashty Akrawi, CMatP
Deborah Ward, CMatP
Prof Yun Liu, CMatP
Kimberly Workman
Geoff Williams - WA Branch Representative
Dr. Yvonne Durandet, CMatP - VIC Branch Representative
Peter Kentish, CMatP - SA Branch Representative
Michael Chan, CMatP - QLD Branch Representative
Prof. Klaus-Dieter Liss, CMatP - NSW Branch Representative 

Committee Chairs
Awards Chair - Stuart Folkard, CMatP
Education Chair - Vacant
Events Chair - Prof. Jian-Feng Nie
Membership Chair - Dr Alan Hellier, CMatP                         
Publications Chair - Vacant                                                  

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
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