Photo: Chrissie Trousselot / Antarctic Science Foundation


Our Staff


Executive Director

Chrissie Trousselot joined the Antarctic Science Foundation as the inaugural Executive Director in August 2018.  Chrissie has had a varied career in the Tasmanian Government as a Manager of policy and industry programs across diverse portfolio areas, including business innovation and research, ICT, screen industries, the arts and the Antarctic sector.  Chrissie has strong skills and experience in stakeholder management, strategic partnerships and international relations.  She was a Business Events Tasmania Ambassador for the Antarctic sector in 2016 and has been pivotal in building strategic partnerships with the French and Chinese Antarctic programs, and attracting science investment, international business and conferences to Tasmania. 

Chrissie has been a community builder and cultural relations advocate for local government in Queensland and a community development volunteer for projects in Kiribati and Sri Lanka.  In her early career she worked in industrial relations and was a production manager for film and performing arts projects and community events.  Chrissie is passionate about facilitating positive social change through environmental and community service, cultural activities and philanthropy.


Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager

Kathryn Sell has a passion for building relationships amongst partners and donors and thrives on providing a rich and fulfilling experience for supporters. Joining the Antarctic Science Foundation in October 2019, she has over 10 years professional fundraising experience including roles at the Cancer Council NSW, Leukaemia Foundation and Plan International.

Kathryn looks forward to bringing her fundraising experience and passion for environmental sustainability together to help the Foundation grow in 2020.


Development Manager

Jill Brown has been seconded from the Australian Antarctic Division to support the Foundation as it grows. She is an experienced communications professional with 17 years of experience in government and the university sector.