James Moody

James Moody
  • Co-Chair
    Global Access in Action

James Moody is currently on sabbatical from his role as Executive Director of Development at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), one of the largest and most diverse global research organizations. He is on the Advisory Council of the Australian Bureau of Statistics and a Board Member of the Brisbane Institute, and an Australian National Commissioner for UNESCO. Previously, he was Co-Chair of the UN Environment Programme Youth Advisory Council and Executive Secretary of the Task Force on Science and Technology for the UN Millennium Development Goals. He was also Chief Systems Engineer for the Australian Satellite FedSat, the first Australian satellite to be launched in 30 years. Moody has been named Young Australian of the Year in Science and Technology and one of the Australian Financial Review's Young Executives of the Year. He is the co-author of The Sixth Wave: How to Succeed in a Resource-limited World, and is a regular panellist on the ABC TV television programme, The New Inventors. Moody received his PhD in Innovation Theory from the Australian National University's National Graduate School of Management.