In line with good practice governance, The Moreton Bay Foundation (TMBF) Board has created Committees to support it in its responsibilities, and work. Each Committee reports to the Board and Committee activities are monitored by the Board.
Research Advisory Committee
Research Advisory Committee Chairperson and Director – Associate Professor Ian Tibbetts
The role and responsibilities of the Research Advisory Committee includes providing advice to TMBF's Board on issues such as forming relationships with research bodies and committees relevant to the goals of TMBF, undertaking assessments and recommendations of awards of any TMBF grants and scholarships, and making recommendations to the Board on TMBF research priorities.As part of its commitment to evidence-based practice, at least yearly The Moreton Bay Foundation hosts expert scientific forums comprising some Foundation members, scientists and other experts known for their academic reputation, specialisation in their discipline, and their research publications and impact. The Research Advisory Committee will also be responsible for planning those forums, and the Foundation’s Board will be guided by the deliberations and recommendations arising out of each forum, in relation to the Foundation's activities in scientific research, evidence-based practice, and knowledge-into-actions.
Dr Alexandra Campbell – Marine Ecologist
Dr Annie Lau – Geomorphologist
Dr Ben Gilby – Marine Ecologist
Dr Carmel McDougall – Marine Biologist (Molecular)
Joel Bolzenius – Natural Resource Management
Professor Kylie Pitt – Marine Ecologist
Dr Mark Gibbs – Coastal Marine and Climate Adaptation Researcher
Principal Marine Technology and Systems Engineer at AIMS: Australian Institute of Marine Science
Dr Megan Saunders – Marine Scientist – Ecological Modeller
Dr Paul Maxwell – Research and Development
Dr Peter Rothlisberg – Marine Biologist – Biological Oceanographer
Dr Rodrigo Bustamante – Marine Ecologist
Assoc Professor Samantha Capon – Riparian and Wetlands Ecologist
Professor Stuart Parsons – Behavioural Ecologist
Dr Thomas Schlacher – Marine Scientist
Members Advisory Committee (MAC)
Members Advisory Committee Chairperson – Dr Mark Gibbs
The broad purpose of the MAC is to provide the Board with impartial, transparent and accountable advice and guidance regarding any matter relevant to TMBF’s principal and other objects (as stated in clauses 7(b) and (c), and clause 8 of the Constitution - https://moretonbayfoundation.org/constitution/). The membership of the MAC is open to representatives of Research and Ordinary Members, an elected representative of the Friends of Moreton Bay members, and of other individuals by invitation of the Board. Membership currently includes representatives from the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University, University of the Sunshine Coast, Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation and the Goodman Foundation.
Fundraising Committee Chairperson – John Goodman
The Moreton Bay Foundation's (TMBF) longevity relies on obtaining sustainable sources of income including donations. Fundraising will be the key to the Foundation’s success. While each individual Board member, and the Board collectively, remains responsible for ensuring TMBF’s successful fundraising, the Board has established the Fundraising Committee to support it in that responsibility. The Committee will, among other work, provide the Board with impartial, transparent and accountable advice and guidance on planning for, designing and implementing all activities associated with fundraising.