Soil Science Australia – Who We Are

The Australian Society of Soil Science Incorporated, known as Soil Science Australia is a not-for-profit, professional association for soil scientists and people interested in the responsible management of Australia’s soil resources. Soil Science Australia supports soil scientists and promotes the importance of soil as a finite resource. Some members are students, some are at the start of their careers while others are highly regarded experts in Australia and internationally. We have seven branches and are governed by an elected Federal Council. Each branch has its own committee responsible for organising local educational, professional development and networking events. Soil Science Australia is a member of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) and contributes to the National Committee on Soil and Terrain (NCST).

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

Soil Science Australia is incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1991 of the Australian Capital Territory. The current Statement of Purposes and Rules was revised and agreed at the 2019 Annual General Meeting.

President
Associate Professor Luke Mosley CPSS
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Vice President
Dr Vanessa Wong CPSS

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Treasurer
Dr Ashlea Doolette
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Secretary
Mr Darren Kidd
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Executive Officer
Mr Michael Walker FIML FGIA MAICD
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Click here for list of past Federal Office Bearers since 1956.

2019 Federal Council

Branch Presidents
New South Wales Dr Jon Triantafilis
Riverina Mr Jason Condon
South Australia Mr Edward Scott
Tasmania Mrs Robyn Doyle
Victoria Dr Samantha Grover CPSS
Western Australia Mr Henry Smolinski
Queensland Dr Aaditi Dang
Affiliated Committees
CPSS Board Chair Dr JP Cumming CPSS
Soils in Schools Dr Gillian Kopittke CPSS
Training Committee Mr Bernie Powell CPSS-AusSS
Calendar Committee Dr Aaditi Dang

2019 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 Officer Dr Katharine Brown CPSS

2019 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