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 Science Board.

Executive Committee


Assoc. Prof. John Bennett CPSS
University of Southern Queensland
0438 683 426

Vice President

Vice President
Dr Luke Mosley CPSS
University of Adelaide
0428 103 563

Dr Ashley Doolette
University of Adelaide


Mr Dan Brough
Department of Environment and Science (Queensland)

Federal Council

Executive Committee plus:

Branch Presidents
New South WalesDr Uta Stockman
RiverinaMr Sam North
South AustraliaMr James Hall
TasmaniaRobyn Doyle
VictoriaDr Vanessa Wong CPSS
Western AustraliaMr Chris Gazey
QueenslandDr Silvana Santomartino CPSS
Affiliated Committees
CPSS Board ChairDr Kirsten Barlow CPSS
Soils in SchoolsDr Gillian Kopittke CPSS

CPSS Board

CPSS Board Members
ChairDr Kirsten Barlow CPSS Ph.D., B.Agr.Sc. (hons), Dip.Bus.(FLM)
Deputy ChairDr Andrew Biggs CPSS, Ph.D, BS.Agr(Hons)
 Dr Louise Cartwright CPSS Ph.D. B.Agr.Sc. (Hons)
 Professor Mike McLaughlin CPSS Ph.D. M.Agr.Sc.(Distinction) B.Sc.(Hons)
 Assoc. Prof. John McLean Bennett CPSS Ph.D., B.Sc. (Res&EnvMgmt) (Hons)
 Dr Peter Bacon CPSS Ph.D., M.Agr.Sc., B.Sc.
 Dr John Paul Cumming CPSS, Ph.D., B.Agr.Sc.(Hons), GAICD
Support to the Accreditation BoardDr Cameron Grant CPSS Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Agr.Sci (Hons)

Strategic Advisory Committee

Strategic Advisory Committee
Associate Professor John McLean Bennett CPSS
Professor Lyn Abott
Professor Alex McBratney CPSS
Professor Mike McLaughlin CPSS
Professor Neal Menzies CPSS
Professor Steven Raine CPSS