Committees & Representatives

THE INSTITUTE COMMITTEES

The affairs of the Council have been separated into distinct areas in order to share the workload amongst the members of Council. Each distinct area is the responsibility of a committee and each committee is convened by a member of Council.

THE CURRENT COMMITTEES AND THEIR CONVENORS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Committee & ContactEmail
Finance and Secretariat Committee
(incorporating Fees)
Mr David Tadgell
david.tadgell@ipta.org.au
Membership Committee
Mr Brendan Cheong
brendan.cheong@ipta.org.au
Patents Legislation Committee
Mr William Hird
william.hird@ipta.org.au
Patent Practice & IP Australia Business Relations Committee
Mr Philip Gehrig
philip.gehrig@ipta.org.au
International Patents Committee
Mr William Hird
william.hird@ipta.org.au
Trade Marks Committee (Australia + International)
Ms Jennifer McEwan
jennifer.mcewan@ipta.org.au
Designs Legislation and Practice
Committee (Australia &
New Zealand)

Mr David Tadgell
david.tadgell@ipta.org.au
Ethics & Disputes Committee
Dr John Landells
john.landells@ipta.org.au
In-House Members & Commercialisation Committee
Ms Christine Emmanuel
Mr Brendan Cheong
christine.emmanuel@ipta.org.au
brendan.cheong@ipta.org.au
Education Committee
Ms Janelle Borham
Dr Andrew Jones
Dr Melissa Mail
janelle.borham@ipta.org.au
andrew.jones@ipta.org.au
melissa.mail@ipta.org.au
Rules Committee
Dr Grant Shoebridge
grant.shoebridge@ipta.org.au
Public Relations Committee
Dr Grant Shoebridge
Ms Christine Emmanuel
grant.shoebridge@ipta.org.au
christine.emmanuel@ipta.org.au
Publications & Website Committee
Dr Anna Johnston
Mr Brendan Cheong
anna.johnston@ipta.org.au
brendan.cheong@ipta.org.au
Plant Breeder’s Rights Committee
Mr David Tadgell
Dr Melissa Mail
david.tadgell@ipta.org.au
melissa.mail@ipta.org.au
Annual Conference and Events Committee
Ms Jennifer McEwan
jennifer.mcewan@ipta.org.au
New Zealand Legislation & IPONZ
Business Relations Committee

Dr John Landells
john.landells@ipta.org.au
Future Directions Committee
Dr Andrew Jones
andrew.jones@ipta.org.au
YIPTA Committee
Dr Andrew Jones
andrew.jones@ipta.org.au

STATE REPRESENTATIVES

THE COUNCIL ALSO HAS NOMINATED REPRESENTATIVES IN EACH STATE.
THOSE NOMINATED REPRESENTATIVES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

DivisionEmail
NSW Division
Mr Grant Shoebridge
grant.shoebridge@pearceip.law
Queensland Division
Mr Adam Luxton
adam.luxton@outlook.com
South Australian Division
Mr Mark O’Donnell
Mark.ODonnell@madderns.com.au
Victorian Division
Mr David Tadgell
david.tadgell@ipta.org.au
Western Australian Division
Mr Gary Cox
gary.cox@wrays.com.au