Corporate Governance

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


Dr Luke Mosley CPSS
University of Adelaide

Vice President

Vice President
Dr Vanessa Wong CPSS
Monash University

Dr Ashlea Doolette
University of Adelaide

Mr Darren Kidd
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Federal Council

Executive Committee plus:

Branch Presidents
New South WalesDr Uta Stockman
RiverinaMr Sam North
South AustraliaMr Ed Scott
TasmaniaMrs Robyn Doyle
VictoriaDr Sam Grover CPSS
Western AustraliaMr Henry Smolinski
QueenslandMr Jim Payne 
Affiliated Committees
CPSS Board ChairDr JP Cumming CPSS
Soils in SchoolsDr Gillian Kopittke CPSS

CPSS Board

CPSS Board Members
ChairDr John Paul Cumming CPSS, Ph.D., B.Agr.Sc.(Hons), GAICD
Deputy ChairMs 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 AdministratorDr 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