The Governing Council (GC) is a steering committee for the Australia-NZ IODP Consortium, and looks after broad policy. Its 2021 membership is listed below. Professor Dorrit Jacob, the Director of the Research School of Earth Sciences at ANU is responsible for the ANZIC office.

The GC holds four Governing Council Meetings per annum.

Dr Chris Pigram AM FTSE – Chair/Independent Scientist

Prof. Leanne Armand – ANZIC Director/ ANU/Ex-Officio

Prof. Dorrit Jacob – ANU RSES Director/Host ANZIC

Prof. Eelco Rohling – CI Lead ARC LIEF/ANU

Dr Stuart Henrys – GNS Science

Dr Luke Nothdurft – Science Committee Chair/QUT

Dr David Robinson – Geoscience Australia

Dr Joanna Parr – CSIRO/Ex-officio

Assoc. Prof. Joanne Whittaker – University of Tasmania/Australian Rep

Prof. Kliti Grice – Curtin University/Australian Rep

Assoc. Prof. Robert McKay – Victoria University in Wellington/NZ Delegate

Dr Tim Rawling – CEO AuScope/Independent Member

Observers