The Patron of the National Youth Science Forum is the Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd).

The NSSS Council

The Council was set up under the constitution of the National Science Summer School Incorporated to oversee the management and operation of the National Youth Science Forum and the NYSF Staff training program.

The basic membership consists of representatives of the major scientific organisations in the ACT, namely, one nominee of:

In addition, up to five other persons elected for a period ending at the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting.

Below is the current membership of the National Science Summer School Council:

Science Patron
  • Professor Ian Chubb AC
    Chief Scientist for Australia
Council Members
  • Professor Tanya Monro, Chair
  • Mr Adam de Totth, Secretary
  • Mr Michael Pedler, Treasurer
  • Mr Damien Pearce, Director
  • Dr Lyn Hinds, CSIRO representative
  • Mr Rob Woolley, Rotary Liaison Officer
  • Professor Jenny Graves, Australian Academy of Science representative
  • Professor Robin Stanton, ATSE representative
  • Professor John Close, ANU representative
  • Mr Rowley Tompsett, Rotary District Governor 9710