New Chief Executive of CSIRO
Dr Megan Clark has been appointed as Chief Executive of CSIRO for a five year term commencing in January 2009. She is currently the Vice President Health, Safety, Environment, Community and Sustainability at BHP Billiton.
“Dr Clark has an impeccable record as a senior executive and a wealth of experience in the development and application of science and technology, making her an ideal fit for the CSIRO Chief Executive role,” Dr Stocker said.
“Dr Clark’s experience brings with it a unique mix of essential skills. She has top level business development and leadership skills, a deep understanding of science and how it delivers benefits to society, and the ability to represent CSIRO on the national and international stage.”
Senator Carr today congratulated Dr Clark on her appointment.
“I look forward to working with her in her new role,” Senator Carr said. “She understands the importance of innovation and the vital contribution CSIRO is making to Australia’s prosperity and social well being.”
The Australian Government will provide $ 2.1 billion in direct funding to CSIRO over the next three years.
“I am very much looking forward to the new job, meeting the research and support staff and the management team, and engaging with CSIRO’s research collaborators and its public and private sector partners,” Dr Clark said.
“CSIRO is a tremendous organisation. Its research is an investment in Australia’s future.”
Dr Clark will succeed Dr Geoff Garrett who will successfully complete his term as Chief Executive on 31 December 2008. She will also be a member of the Board of CSIRO.
“This is a terrific appointment. I am really delighted for CSIRO and for Australia. We have worked closely with Megan over a number of years,” Dr Garrett said. “She knows us well. I have no doubt the organisation will grow from strength to strength under her leadership.”
Senator Carr said Dr Garrett will be handing over an organisation of which Australia should be proud.
“When Dr Garrett completes his term as Chief Executive he will hand over to Dr Clark a highly committed, multidisciplinary research organisation of which Australia should be proud,” Senator Carr said.
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- Dr Megan Clark has been appointed as Chief Executive of CSIRO for a five year term commencing in January 2009
- The Australian Government will provide $ 2.1 billion in direct funding to CSIRO over the next three years
- Dr Clark will succeed Dr Geoff Garrett who will successfully complete his term as Chief Executive on 31 December 2008