It is with great pleasure that we welcome Alison Rose to the AURIN Management Board. Alison brings with her valuable leadership experience and industry expertise from roles across the public and private sectors, including her current role as Chief of Geoscience Australia’s Place, Space and Communities division.
There is a natural alignment between the missions of Geoscience Australia (GA) and AURIN. Both organisations aim to be trusted sources of information and support that allow for evidence-based decision making to support sustainable, resilient and economically viable communities. Alison will bring both an understanding of the AURIN community’s current needs and of opportunities for collaboration and learning across science and government.
Prior to her appointment at GA, Alison led the Border Intelligence Support to Operations branch at the Department of Home Affairs, providing integrated intelligence support to the Australian Border Force on migration systems, trade enforcement, and border protection priorities.
Her other senior executive positions have included Director of National Government Industry Solutions with Esri, a US-based GIS technology company, as well as Assistant Secretary Professional Services (ICT Delivery Division) at the Department of Defence, where she was responsible for delivery of the Department’s corporate and geospatial ICT programs and projects and enterprise information management.
Alison has also led initiatives with the Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation on foundation mapping, advanced analytics, training and tradecraft, data and collection management, and customer service.
With Alison’s range of experience across systems, data and ICT, she makes an ideal new addition to the AURIN board. We look forward to working with Alison in achieving our mission to underpin the research that will improve the lives of every Australian.