Chief Executive Officer
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)
1981, BSc in Economic Geology, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia; 1987, Doctorate in Economic Geology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Formerly: mine geologist; 15 years' experience in mineral exploration, mine geology, research and development management, venture capital and technical strategy, Western Mining Corporation; Vice-President, Health, Safety, Environment, Community and Sustainability and 2003-08, Vice-President, Technology, BHP Billiton. Since January 2009, Chief Executive, CSIRO. Member: Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovation Council; Prime Minister's Taskforce on Manufacturing; Commissioner, International Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change; Australia Advisory Board, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. Honorary Doctor of Science Degree, UWA; Honorary Doctor of Applied Science, RMIT.