The Secretariat is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Academy and providing administrative support of Academy programs, including:

  • Facilitating links between the Executive Committee, Fellows of the Academy, and government
  • Managing the Academy’s programs and events
  • Publishing material on behalf of the Academy
  • Liaising with the public and the media
  • Formulating policy in conjunction with the Executive Committee
  • Liaising with international partners and allied organisations
  • Providing administrative support and Fellowship services.
Executive Director (Acting)
Ms Liz West (BA Political Science, MBA)
Fellowship Manager
Ms Michelle Bruce (BA)
Finance Manager
Mr Mick Morris (BA Mng Sciences — Accting & IT)
Human Resource and Payroll Manager
Mrs Rosemary Hurley
Public Engagement Manager
Ms Sunny Hutson
Programs Manager
Mr Dylan Clements (BA Hons, PhD ANU*)



Dr John Beaton (BA, MA UCLA, PhD ANU), ASSA Executive Director from 2001 to 2018 passed away on November 6, 2018. VALE.

Contact Information

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

    ABN: 59 957 839 703
  • Location: 26 Balmain Crescent, Acton, ACT 2601
  • Postal: GPO Box 1956, Canberra, ACT 2601
  • +61 .2 62491788
  • +61 .2 62474335