New Director and Staff at AAL

AAL welcomes new AAL Board Director, Dr Sarah Pearce, after her appointment by the AAL Members at our 2018 AGM. Sarah is Deputy Director of CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, and is involved in both the Square Kilometre Array and the newly formed Australian Space Agency.

AAL also congratulate Prof Rachel Webster and Dr Rosalind Dubs on their reappointment to the Board. Rachel and Rosalind will continue in their respective roles as Chair and Deputy Chair, to be reviewed at the February 2019 meeting of the AAL Board.

We are also delighted to announce the recruitment of Dr Lucyna Kedziora-Chudczer as a Program Manager at AAL. Lucyna brings a wealth of experience in astronomy research and knowledge of the Australian astronomical community. She has worked for astronomy groups at CSIRO, AAO, USyd, WSU and UNSW over the past three decades, been a user of a range of facilities including optical, radio and computing infrastructure, and been Chair of the Astronomy Decadal Plan 2006-2015 Working Group on university facilities. Lucyna will join the AAL Sydney office, starting in January 2019.

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