Oversight

The OAD Steering Committee exercises general oversight of the activities of the OAD and its staff. It comprises 3 members nominated by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and 3 members nominated by the National Research Foundation (NRF).  The Chair of the OAD Steering Committee alternates between a nominee of the IAU and a nominee of NRF.

The current OAD steering committee consists of:

  • Saalih Allie
  • Ajit Kembhavi
  • Ian Robson
  • Renée C. Kraan-Korteweg (Chair)
  • Bernie Fanaroff
  • Daniela Lazzaro
  • Petri Vaisanen (SAAO Director and ex-officio member of Steering Committee)

Previous members of the OAD Steering Committee included:

  • Claude Carignan
  • Megan Donahue
  • George Miley
  • Khotso Mokhele
  • Kaz Sekiguchi
  • Patricia Whitelock
  • Katrien Kolenberg
  • Teresa Lago
  • Ted Williams