Mandy Nguyen

Chief Operating Officer

Mandy began her role as CEAT's Chief Operations Officer in 2020, after years at ANU in various finance roles.

Prof. Owen Atkin


In addition to CEAT Director, Owen heads the Atkin Group which studies plant respiration and environmental factors.

Martin Amidy

Industry Engagement Senior Manager

As Industry Engagement Senior Manager, Martin works to build relationships between CEAT and industry stakeholders.

Rachael Rodney Harris

Innovation Training & Education Lead

Rachael is an ag researcher and educator whose work delivers industry training and education activities.

Denise Higgins

Senior Manager Strategic planning

Denise provides evidential advice to CEAT’s Executive and Governance Committee to inform business decision-making.

Meredith Thomas

Executive Officer

Meredith has experience in business, education and research management, contract management and partnership building.

Phillipa Wilkes

Centre Administrator

Pip provides executive and general support to CEAT and Hub Members.

Vivienne Wells

Business Development Officer

Vivienne connects capability in research with industry needs to drive innovation for key challenges in agriculture.

Thai Nguyen

Data Analyst

Thai’s background in economics and quantitative data management. She supports CEAT’s evaluation and reporting.

Ning Huang

Administration Officer

Ning has a background in research and provides general administrative support to the CEAT team. She works Mon-Fri 8.00am