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.

Sarah Biggerstaff

Marketing & Communications Officer

Sarah provides communications support including website maintenance, newsletters, events support and social media.

Penny Brew

Business Administration Manager

Penny has worked in tertiary administration in Canberra for just on a decade, including eight years at the ANU.

Denise Higgins

Senior Manager Strategic planning

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

Shikha Sud

Marketing & Communications Manager

Shikha has 12 years experience in communications and marketing, having worked in marketing in both Australia and India.

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.

James Latimer

Project Officer, Education & Training

James supports CEAT’s innovation training portfolio, focusing on student engagement with Australian agriculture.