Business leader Mr Wayne Osborn was this year appointed by Senator the Hon Kim Carr to chair the Council of AIMS.

Three current members of Council (Mr John Grace, Ms Elizabeth Montano, and Professor Sandra Harding) were re-appointed for another term of five years.

Mr Osborn is an experienced executive and company director with strong links to the business community of Western Australia. His extensive experience, most recently as Managing Director of Alcoa Australia, will be of great benefit to AIMS, and to marine science as a whole.

Mr Grace will continue to play a strong role in Intellectual Property management and research performance monitoring. His understanding of the AIMS business model is extremely valuable.

Ms Montano's experience in corporate governance and risk management are vital to AIMS.  She is a valued member of the AIMS Audit Committee and as a Commissioner of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) also brings to AIMS a natural resource management perspective.

Professor Sandra Harding is the President and Vice Chancellor of James Cook University in Townsville. Given the high level of collaboration and co-operation between AIMS and JCU (e.g. the AIMS@JCU joint venture in research training), the University was granted a permanent seat on the AIMS Council and this has been filled by the Vice-Chancellor since.