AeRO Team

Meet the AeRO Team! We work under the direction of the AeRO Executive Committee, and with staff at AeRO member organisations to deliver outcomes that benefit the sector.

Our small but dedicated team includes:

Interim CEO

Dr Phil Gurney

Phil has over 20 years’ experience at senior levels of commercial and R&D management, leading organisations in sectors as diverse as eResearch, health, telecommunications, energy and defence. Many of his roles have required managing relationships with multiple research, government and commercial stakeholders – experience that will be of great value at AeRO. Until November 2020 Phil was Director of Research Translation, IP and Commercialisation at RMIT, where he assisted researchers to deliver real-world impact from their projects. Prior to this he was CEO of QCIF, helping the company to deliver on its mission to improve the quality and efficiency of data-centric research in Queensland.



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Retta Executive Officer
Loretta Davis
Loretta is a seasoned IT professional with 25+ years experience in the eResearch, commercial and government sectors in Australia, Africa and the USA. When not working part time for AeRO, Loretta consults as a Solutions Specialist to a number of private clients.


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