The ARDC was formed in 2018, enabled by the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). As part of our governance activities, we report annually to the Department of Education, which administers NCRIS.
In May 2019, the ARDC became a company limited by guarantee and is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.
The ARDC Governance Structure
The ARDC Board of Directors is a skills-based board elected by our members at the Annual General Meeting. The Board sets the strategic objectives of the ARDC and ensures the company is best positioned to deliver on its commitments and obligations under the NCRIS Funding Agreement.
The Chief Executive Officer is appointed by the Board and leads the Senior Leadership Team to develop and implement the ARDC’s strategy.
The ARDC Research and Technology Advisory Committee provides independent advice to the CEO relating to longer-term national digital research infrastructure requirements and the efficacy of current ARDC programs.