Chemicals and Plastics Manufacturing Innovation Network Advisory Board
The Chemicals and Plastics (C&P) Manufacturing Innovation Network Advisory Board will be chaired by an independent Chairman and will include up to 15 members representing a variety of interests in the C&P Manufacturing Innovation area from Chemistry Australia, Monash University, industry sponsors (that are a combination of multinationals and SMEs), alongside industry associations and government.
Terms of Reference
To provide advice to the C&P Manufacturing Innovation Network on matters related to achieving its goal "to create a framework for transformative growth in the Australian C&P industry by cultivating global innovation best practice and leveraging top Australian talent for a profitable and sustainable future (economic prosperity, productivity and employment)." Such advice may include:
- Strategic guidance for the Innovation Network.
- Advice to the Co-Directors and Network Manager.
- Approval of quarterly activities of the Network, operationalised by the Network Manager.
- Guidance to the C&P Manufacturing Graduate Research Interdisciplinary Program (GRIP) for PhD researcher training to ensure the development of key skills, knowledge and attributes sought by the employers of PhD degree graduates in the C&P sector.
- Assistance with developing and strengthening links with the C&P industry for collaborative research, placements, teaching, and commercialisation activities.
- Endorsement of strategy, innovation activity and the addition of new members as the Network grows.
The advisory board may also provide advice to assist in attaining the network aims of:
- Implementing R&D technology exploration (products / manufacturing processes) through applied innovation (demonstration) projects.
- Driving workforce skills in the C&P industry to remain ahead of innovation challenges and opportunities.
- Collaboration to foster (attract, train and retain) skilled professionals to undertake innovation within the C&P sector.
- Sharing and transfer of knowledge and skills for C&P innovation best practice, from local to international perspectives.
- Establishment of a framework model that can be replicated across many industries and scaled up. It is an industry-aligned, structured approach for genuine industry innovation with government backing and R&D sector collaboration.
Terms of Appointment
Appointment will normally be for three years. The appointment for the chair will be reviewed annually.
C&P Manufacturing Innovation Network Advisory Board members
|Mr Tim Welsh, Vice-President, PPG [Chair, C&P Network Advisory Board]|
Dr Jason Costin, Environmental Lead, Nufarm
Dr Amanda Caples, Lead Scientist of Victoria, DEDJTR
Mr Philip Doyle, Director, KPMG
Mr Peter Bury, Director of Strategy/Innovation, Chemistry Australia
Dr John Tsanaktsidis, Research Director - Advanced Fibres & Chemical Industries, CSIRO
Mr Balbir Singh, General Manager for Technical Operations, 3M Australia
Prof Zlatko Skrbis, Vice-Provost (Graduate Education), Monash University
Dr Andrew Hind, General Manager, Molecular Spectroscopy, Agilent Technologies
Prof Bart Follink, Green Chemical Futures (GCF) Director, Monash University
|Mr Greg Catterall, Head of Manufacturing Solutions, BASF|
Mr Joseph Lawrence, Director Industry Partnerships, Monash University
Mr Jiang Liu, Country Leader, PerkinElmer
|Dr Sharon Morley, Business Development Associate, Monash University [Secretariat, C&P Network Advisory Board]|
C&P Manufacturing Innovation Network Governance and Structure