Board of Directors



Mandy Basson

– Director/ Coordinator

Having had a successful career as an educator in the performing arts sector for many years, both at community and tertiary level in the UK and Australia, Mandy has raised a family and been working for the past twelve years in the not-for-profit sector in Australia, both in administration and fundraising.


Professor Steve Basson

– Director

BA (Hons) Arch, Dip Arch, PhD

Professor Steve Basson is Deputy Dean and Associate Dean, Research in the Faculty of Art and Design at the University of Canberra. He has practiced architecture both in the UK and Western Australia. He completed his PhD at the University of Western Australia and is active in research into the historical, theoretical and perceptual relationships of architectural and urban space.


Dr Simon Carroll


Dr Simon Carroll graduated as a microbiologist and holds a PhD in parasite immunology and an MBA. Simon has many years of activity in biomedical research (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne; UWA and Curtin University) and in biotechnology commercialisation in CSIRO (Melbourne, Sydney) and industry (Melbourne, Perth). He joined Scitech in late 2010 and was appointed Director of Science Partnerships in 2011.

Advisory Groups

Finance Sub-Committee

Mr Vince Monterosso – Chair

Education & Awareness Advisory Group

Ms Mandy Basson РChair

Fundraising Action Group

Ms Mandy Basson – Chair

Media & Communications Advisory Group

Mr Chris Leitch РChair

Research Advisory Group

Dr Simon Carroll – Chair