Meet the team

The RLsf board & advisory committee 

RLS is only possible through the extraordinary contributions of volunteers.
The guidance and administration of RLS occurs through a Board and Advisory Committee, both acting on a voluntary basis. Advisory Committee members represent scientific, government management agency and volunteer diver interests.
The Board and Advisory Committee are supported by a data management team at the University of Tasmania.

rls board

Rick Stuart-Smith, President
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies, TAS
Graham Edgar
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies, TAS

Alan Jordan
Department of Primary Industries, NSW
Margo Smith
Combined Hunter Underwater Group, NSW

RLS Secretariat

Antonia Cooper
Logistics & Financial Officer
Ella Clausius
Communications Officer
Paul Day
Western Australian RLS Coordinator
Jamie Hicks
Southern Australian RLS Coordinator
Margo Smith
Safety Officer
John Turnbull
Eastern Australian RLS Coordinator

RLS advisory committee

Neville Barrett (Science)
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies, TAS
Danny Brock (Management)
Department of Environment, Water & Natural Resources, SA
Andrew Green (RLS diving community rep)
Nature Coast Marine Group, NSW

Graham Edgar (Science)
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies, TAS

Tom Holmes (Management)
Department of Parks & Wildlife, WA

Nathan Knott (Management)
Department of Primary Industries, NSW
Bryan McDonald (Management)
Department of Primary Industries & Fisheries, NT
Peter Mooney (Management)
Jacqui Pocklington (Management)
Parks Victoria
Amanda Richley (Management)
Parks Australia 
Cath Samson (Management)
Parks Australia
Ian Shaw (RLS diving community Representative)
Solitary Islands Underwater Research Group, NSW

Rick Stuart-Smith (Science)
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies, TAS
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Local volunteer trainers

Danny Brock
South Australia
Paul Tinkler
Victoria, Australia
Paul Day
Western Australia
John Turnbull
New South Wales
Tom Davis
New South Wales
Amanda Bates
Canada
Tomas Bird
Canada
Jasmin Schuster
Canada
Zach Foltz
Smithsonian MarineGEO Program, USA
Scott Jones
Smithsonian MarineGEO Program, USA
Alejandro Perez-Matus
Chile
Ivan Hinojosa
Chile
Natali Lazzari
Spain
Jose A. Sanabria-Fernandez
Spain

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