The Invasive Animals CRC's Board met in Brisbane on 15 August. The evening before a number of Directors met Queensland-based CRC Participants and attended a seminar by Professor Rob Capon outlining progress on cane toad chemical ecology.
There were few decisions at the meeting that impact directly on Participants. Directors reviewed the pre-audit annual accountants and examined the operational plan. They conducted my annual performance review, looked at a range of participant relationship issues and planned for the coming AGM. The Board examined review papers on intellectual property and the Terrestrial Program.
Directors formally welcomed the appointment of Andreas Glanznig as the CRC's Chief Operating Officer and looked forward to him commencing on 3 September. Our Finance Manager, Susan Duson was appointed Company Secretary. The Board congratulated Director Mark Lonsdale on his appointment as Chief of CSIRO's Division of Entomology, and former PAC CRC Director Ed McAlister AO on receiving an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Adelaide.
The next Board meeting will be a brief one ahead of the AGM in Canberra on 24 September and then the new Board will meet in Orange, NSW, on 14 November.