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SKA Member Representatives

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The SKA: A Global Organisation

The participating countries listed under “About the SKA” are members and associate members of the SKA Organisation, which has its headquarters at the Jodrell Bank Observatory site near Manchester, United Kingdom.

The member countries of the SKA Organisation each nominate two representatives. The first nominated representative can vote on behalf of their organisation in member votes.

Member Representatives

Chair of the Members’ Meetings: Prof. Lars Börjesson

Nominated representative Member organisation Country

Ms. Jane Urquhart (voting)

Dr. Douglas Bock

Department of Industry, Innovation & Science

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Dr. Luc Simard (voting)

Dr. Michael Rupen

National Research Council

Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory 

Mr. Linhao Chen (voting)

Mr. Peng Yiqi

Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Science and Technology

Department of Basic Research, Ministry of Science and Technology

Dr. Michel Perault (voting) National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) France
Dr. Catharina Sasse (voting) Max Planck Society Germany
Mr. Arun Srivastava (voting)

Prof. Yashwant Gupta

Department of Atomic Energy

National Centre for Radio Astrophysics

Prof. Marco Tavani (voting)

Dr. Filippo Zerbi

Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF) Italy
Prof. Stan Gielen (voting)

Mrs. Miriam Luizink

Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO)

NWO Institutes

The Netherlands
Dr. Phil Mjwara (voting)

Dr. Rob Adam

Department Science and Technology

South African Radio Astronomy Observatory

South Africa
Ms. Inmaculada Figueroa Rojas (voting) Ministry of Science and Innovation Spain

Prof. Lars Börjesson (voting)

Prof. John Conway

Chalmers tekniska högskola AB

Onsala Space Observatory


Prof. Jean-Paul Kneib (voting)

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Dr. David Rawlins (voting)

Prof. Mark Thomson

Dept. for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Science and Technology Facilities Council