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The MSA, as a company Limited by Guarantee, is managed by a Board of Directors and operates under rules contained in a Constitution. All members of MSA are required to formally acknowledge their agreement to abide by these rules which includes a clause limiting each members liability to $20 upon the winding-up of the Company. Each year at the AGM, a number of Director position are opened for nominations, enabling prospective members to run for election and to ensuring the Board is constantly refreshed.

Members may request a copy of the Constitution by emailing


Prof Anthony G. Fane

University of New South Wales

Tony Fane is a Chemical Engineer with a PhD from Imperial College, London. He has been working on membranes since 1973 when he joined the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, Australia. His current interests are in membranes applied to environmental applications and the water cycle, with a focus on the sustainability aspects of membrane technology, including membrane bioreactors and reuse.

He is a former Director of the UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology at UNSW where he continues to work with colleagues. From 2002 to 2006 he was Temasek Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore with a programme in Membrane Technology for Sustainable Water. He is currently Director of the Singapore Membrane Technology Centre at NTU; Tony divides his time between Sydney and Singapore.

He is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Membrane Science (a former editor from 1992 to 2005) and Desalination. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, a recipient of the Centenary Medal in 2002 for services to Chemical Engineering and the Environment and an Honorary life member of the European Membrane Society. Tony has advocated the formation of an Australian society and strongly supports the Membrane Society of Australasia. He is honoured to be its Patron.

  • Prof. Vicki Chen

  • Prof. Joe Diniz da Costa

  • Prof. Mikel Duke

  • Prof. Stephen Gray

  • Emeritus Prof. Anthony Fane

  • Emeritus Prof. Hans Coster

  • Emeritus Prof. Chris Fell 

  • A/Prof. Bradley Ladewig

  • A/Prof. Pierre Le-Clech

  • Dr. Aaron Thornton

  • Michel Lefebvre

  • Dr. Anita Hill

  • Prof. Sandra Kentish

  • Dr. Ludovic F Dumée

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