The Executive and Secretary manage the day-to-day operations of the Association,
in between Council meetings.
Dr Sam Popovski, Secretary.
Sam is a former Livestock CSIRO scientist from the Centre for Environment and Life Sciences at Floreat in Western Australia. Sam is committed to representing communities – he was previously the Deputy President of the Perth-based Shire of Stirling and, at the time, the youngest Deputy Mayor in WA.
Dr Michael Borgas, President.
Dr Borgas is a Principal Research Scientist with COSNet – the ARC Complex Open Systems Research Network, based at CSIRO CMAR, Aspendale. Michael regularly comments on science issues relating to science and government and represents CSIRO Staff Association members on SATA (formerly FASTS), the peak body for science and technology in Australia.
Warren Hicks, Vice President
Elizabeth Hulm, Vice President
Elizabeth is a research projects officer with CAFHS in WA working in nutritional chemistry and NIR spectrophotometry. In 2000 Elizabeth became involved in the successful national campaign to prevent CSIRO IT from outsourcing and since then has remained committed to representing members’ and working towards a stronger, better CSIRO where science and people thrive. Elizabeth believes this is possible with an organised and active union membership.
Scott Wilkinson, Treasurer
Dr Wilkinson is a Research Scientist with CLW, studying catchment sediment fluxes and their management. He is based at Black Mountain and has also worked at the Townsville laboratory. Scott enjoys being part of the CSIRO staff community and advocating for its success.