The Australian Council of Heads of Mathematical Sciences (ACHMS) is administered through the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) as a service to the broader mathematical community.
The ACHMS had its origins in the annual Heads of mathematical sciences departments meeting. The membership was expanded to provide a broader base for input to policy and discussion on matters of concern to the mathematics and statistics community.
The ACHMS comprises representatives from:
- each university
- presidents of professional societies concerned with mathematics and statistics
- Australian Bureau of Statistics
- and a number of individuals who can contribute through their association with other bodies, for example The National Committee for Mathematical Sciences.
Meetings are held annually each February.