Who we are

Soil Science Australia’s governing body is the Federal Council, consisting of the Executive Committee, the President of each of the seven branches, and the Chair of the Certified Professional Soil Scientist Board.

Executive Committee

Federal Council

Executive Committee plus:

Branch Presidents
New South Wales Dr Uta Stockmann
Riverina Dr Jason Comdon
South Australia Mr Ed Scott
Tasmania Mrs Robyn Doyle
Victoria Dr Samantha Grover CPSS
Western Australia Mr Henry Smolinski
Queensland Mr Jim Payne
Affiliated Committees
CPSS Board Chair Dr JP Cumming CPSS
Soils in Schools Dr Gillian Kopittke CPSS

CPSS Board


CPSS Board Members
Chair Dr John Paul Cumming CPSS, Ph.D., B.Agr.Sc.(Hons), GAICD
Deputy Chair Ms Lynette Dohle, M.Agr.Sc.(Soil Cons.), B.Agr.Sc.(Hons)
Mr Simon Buchanan CPSS,  M.Phil.(Disturbed Land Rehab.), B.LandRes.Sci.(Hons)
Dr Andrew Biggs CPSS, Ph.D., B.Sc.Agr.(Hons)
Dr Kirsten Barlow CPSS Ph.D., B.Agr.Sc.(Hons), Dip.Bus.(FLM)
Dr John Paul Cumming CPSS, Ph.D., B.Agr.Sc.(Hons), GAICD
CPSS Administrator Dr Cameron Grant CPSS Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Agr.Sc.(Hons)


Strategic Advisory Committee


Associate Professor Luke Mosley CPSS
Associate Professor John McLean Bennett CPSS
Professor Lyn Abbott
Professor Alex McBratney CPSS
Professor Mike McLaughlin CPSS
Professor Neal Menzies CPSS