The National Rock Garden Pty Ltd ACN 151 118 553 (sole trustee of the NRG Trust) comprises:

A Board of Directors

(The Governing Body) comprising:

Professor Brad Pillans, Hon FRSNZ, Chair, National Rock Garden, Research School of Earth Sciences, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
Mr Mike Smith, FGSA, Hon MASEG,FAIG, RPGeo, General Manager Exploration, Austpac Resources N.L., 62 Pitt Street Sydney, NSW
Mr John Bain, MGSA, Curator of the National Rock Garden, Canberra, ACT

Shareholder (the Geological Society of Australia) with the Chief Executive Officer of the GSA, Ms Sue Fletcher, serving as the Treasurer of the Company.


The NRG Advisory Council is comprised of influential scientists, community representatives and business people including:

Dr James Johnson (CEO, Geoscience Australia)
Dr Neil Williams (Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Wollongong, Chairman of Carpentaria Exploration Pty Ltd, former CEO, Geoscience Australia)
Dr Graham Durant (Director, Questacon)
Mr Vic Dobos (CEO, Australian Science Teachers Association)
Mr Craig Whelan (President, National Capital Attractions Association)
Prof. Tom Calma AO (Chancellor, University of Canberra)
Dr Mathew Trinca (Director of the National Museum of Australia)

Steering Committee

The National Rock Garden project is governed by a Steering Committee.

Professor Brad Pillans, Australian National University and GSA Past President

John Bain, Rock Garden Curator
Michelle Cooper, Geoscience Australia
Sue Fletcher, CEO, GSA
Prof. Ken McQueen, University of Canberra
Mike Smith, General Manager Exploration, Austpac Resources N.L.,
Matt Townsend, Geological Society of Australia
Peter Williams, Aurel Consulting, representing AusIMM Geoscience Society
Marcel Kamperman, Alcoa, representing AusIMM Geoscience Society

It is anticipated that others may be invited to join the Steering Committee as the project develops.


Several Advisory Committees (comprising Directors and other Responsible Persons appointed by the Directors) to advise the Board and/or carry out management functions delegated by the Board, including the NRG Sub Committees:

- Finance and Risk Sub Committee
- Rock Selection Sub Committee
- Landscape Design Sub Committee
- Communications and Outreach Sub Committee
- The Friends of the National Rock Garden