Current AMC Board Members
Paul Gregg specialises in finance and business strategy.
Mr Gregg is an experienced mariner with 30 years involvement with the Royal Australian Navy. From a business point of view, he specialises in finance and business strategy with a focus on delivering tangible board outcomes. Mr Gregg owns a financial services business and is on the board of a number of organisations including the University of Tasmania Council.
Mr Gregg served in the Navy from 1987 to 2017 in both a permanent and reserve capacity. As a full-time officer in the Navy, he navigated two submarines; and upon transferring to the Reserve he moved into the diving world and fulfilled a range of roles across the Navy including seaworthiness and theatre anti-submarine warfare.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Diploma of Maritime Studies, Master of Information Systems and an MBA. He is a Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors and is an FCPA. In his spare time, he enjoys flying helicopters, Army Reserve, Krav Maga and teaching his two sons important life skills.
"Being a member of the University of Tasmania Council, I have been able to watch AMC significantly evolve over the past few years," Mr Gregg said.
"My goal is for AMC to continue that evolution by significantly growing both student and research revenue and, importantly, establishing new partnerships both domestically and internationally."
The Honourable Justice Sarah Derrington is President of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) and a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia.
Justice Derrington was the Dean of Law at the University of Queensland and a barrister specialising in maritime and shipping law, general commercial law and arbitration.
Justice Derrington is a Director of the Australian Maritime College (AMC), a member of the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration (AIJA), the Commonwealth's Admiralty Rules Committee, the Council of the Australian National Maritime Museum and is a Fellow of the Nautical Institute and of the Australian Academy of Law. She is an immediate past Director of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and past President of the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (MLAANZ)
She has published in leading international journals in the field of marine insurance and carriage of goods by sea and, with James M Turner of the English Bar, co-authored The Law & Practice of Admiralty Matters (OUP, 2007). She was the co-Editor of the Queensland Reports from July 2011 until May 2015.
Captain Allan Gray had a 20 year career at sea. During this period he traded on various vessels from RO-RO, container and Bulk through to the last 10 years which were spent on LPG Tankers with Bergesens of Norway. Trading patterns included Japan/Far East, Europe, Africa, South America and the United States.
On coming ashore with AMSA and Maritime Safety Queensland he was involved in the management of marine incidents and as Manager Vessel Traffic Management at VTS Mackay/Haypoint and Reefcentre. During this time Allan diversified into Systems development and management with extensive experience in the operation of Dynamic Under Keel Clearance, Berth Warning Systems, Ship movement displays and Real time Geographic information Systems.
In 2004 Captain Gray was head hunted by Perkins Shipping in Darwin to come in as Marine Manager. This position was a Senior Management Position responsible for the management of the Marine sector of Perkins Shipping which included Operational Management of shipping movements (including scheduling), systems development including safety management systems, training and project management. The position provided marine Technical advice to the executive team.
Captain Gray joined Fremantle Ports in July 2006 as Deputy Harbour Master / Manager Marine and Port Operations and was appointed Harbour Master in September 2008 and in addition to this statutory function was appointed General Manager Port Operations in July 2009. Captain Gray was the Federal Master (Board Chairman) for the Company of Master Mariners Australia from 2009-2013 and was awarded life membership for his contribution to raising the profile of the Company. Captain Gray is a Vice President of the International Harbour Masters Association.
Tom Black is the Chair of Regional Development Australia (RDA), Tasmania Committee and is the Tasmanian representative on the National RDA Chairs Reference Group.
From 1997 to 2009, Mr Black was the Regional Manager North for the Department of Economic Development. This role was responsible for development and implementation of the Tasmanian Government's economic development strategies for Northern Tasmania. He worked closely with major industries and on community infrastructure projects throughout this time.
In 2009, he became the General Manager in Regional Development with the Tasmanian Department of Economic Development and the Arts. This role included the stimulation of economic and regional development across the state, fostering innovation and creating employment opportunities. He continued in this role until 2011.
Mr Black retired from the Tasmanian Public Service in 2012, having worked in Tasmania for 14 years on regional and economic development. He has strong networks within the Tasmanian Government, and across local government and the business community of Tasmania.
Mr Black is a former executive Director of the Northern Tasmanian Development Board, and is a past or current board member of a number of not-for-profit organisations. He has national regional development experience through his State Government involvement on the COAG Regional Development Committee and the associated Ministerial Council.
Darshi Ganeson-Oats is Director Strategic Partnerships at South Metropolitan TAFE (SMTAFE) in Western Australia. Darshi has oversight of the College’s commercial activity including vocational training and workforce development solutions with key partners both onshore and offshore. Darshi has contractual oversight of the Collins Class Submarines Training program with ASC and has worked with major clients in Abu Dhabi, Mauritius, Kazakhstan, Brazil, China and Indonesia.
Previous positions include: General Manager Challenger Institute of Technology responsible for the training services delivered by the Institute's nine schools and two specialist centres; Consultant with Cardno ACIL on the AusAID funded Fiji Education Sector capacity building program; experience in business expansion strategies with the global insurer AXA Insurance and with MTV Viacom both in London; Performance Analyst with the Office of the Auditor General and Economist on the National and State Accounts at the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Darshi is a member a of TAFE International WA’s Offshore Commercial Framework Committee developing sector wide best practices in establishing vocational education and training offshore; SMTAFE’s Maritime Industry Advisory Committee; the Peel Workforce Development Alliance Committee as well as the Transform Peel Project Committee steering the planning of this regional development. Darshi was a past member of the Australian Centre for Energy Processing Training. Darshi has a Bachelor Economics (Honours) form the University of Western Australia and a Graduate Diploma of Computing from Curtin University of Technology.
Professor Mike Calford is the Provost at the University of Tasmania, the senior academic officer. Professor Calford has responsibility for the Faculties, UTAS campuses, academic staffing (including recruitment, career development, promotion and performance), community engagement and events and protocol.
Professor Calford, an accomplished neuroscientist, has served in a host of senior roles at the University of Wollongong and University of Newcastle, building upon a distinguished career as a researcher.
Professor Calford graduated with First Class Honours in Psychology from Monash University and subsequently completed his PhD with the Department of Physiology at Monash. He has received numerous prestigious research fellowships and awards, including a Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship, a NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship and in 1991 he was the recipient of the Australian Society for Medial Research's inaugural Australian Medical Research Award.
During his time with the University of Newcastle he served in several senior leadership roles including Head of School (Biomedical Sciences), Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), Pro Vice-Chancellor (Health) and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).
He moved from the University of Newcastle to become Executive Director of the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, along with Pro Vice-Chancellor (Health and Medical Research) and Professor of Medical Science at the University of Wollongong.
As Pro Vice-Chancellor (Health) at University of Newcastle, Professor Calford helped secure $35 million toward the construction of the Hunter Medical Research Institute's headquarters.
As Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), he led the establishment of the flagship research centre, the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources, and helped secure $30 million in Education Infrastructure Funding to help develop the site for the institute.
Mike is currently a board member of Business Events Tasmania, a member of the Department of Defence – Strengthened Export Controls Steering Group and Chair of the National Health and Medical Research Council – Australian Code for the Responsible conduct of Research, Supplement Working Group. Previously Mike held director positions of research and consultancy companies: ResTech Pty Ltd (until June 2013) and Newcastle Innovation (until May 2013).
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