CSIRO Oral History Collection
Many people have been part of the evolution of CSIRO. In this collection of oral histories, we have allowed some of those people to tell in their own way their influence on that evolution. It is a group representative of the senior ranks of the organisation in the latter part of the 20th century.
Catherine Money, interviewed by Tom Spurling and Terry Healy, 8 December 2021
Catherine Money was Group Manager of CSIRO Textile and Fibre Technology’s Leather Research Centre at Clayton. In 2001, she was appointed Officer-in-Charge, CSIRO Leather Research Centre.
Enid Plante, interviewed by Tom Spurling and Jean Swift, 17 January 1986
Enid was the first female appointed to the Physical Chemistry Section of the CSIR Division of Industrial Chemistry at the age of 21.
John Stocker, interviewed by Tom Spurling and Terry Healy, 25 May 2018
John Stocker held the position of Chief Executive at CSIRO from 1990 to 1995
Annabelle Duncan, interviewed by Tom Spurling and Terry Healy, 6 February 2019
Annabelle Duncan was the Chief of the Division of Molecular Science (1999-2005)
Joanne Daly, interviewed by Tom Spurling and Terry Healy, 7 February 2019
Joanne Daly was the Chief of the Division of Entomology (2003-2007) and a member of the Group Executive, Agriculture (2007-2010)
Colin Adam, interviewed by Tom Spurling, 15 August 2018
Colin Adam was Chief of the Division of Materials Science and Technology (1987), Director of the Institute of Industrial Technologies (1988-1996), Managing Director of Sirotech (1990-1991), Deputy Chief Executive (1996-2000) and Acting Chief Executive (2000-2001)
Michael Barber, interviewed by Tom Spurling and Terry Healy, 3 December 2017
Michael Barber was Executive Director of Science Planning at CSIRO
Keith Boardman, interviewed by Tom Spurling and Terry Healy, 5 December 2017
Keith Boardman was appointed to the CSIRO Executive in 1977 and then as Chairman in 1985 and Chief Executive in 1987