The Board of Directors of CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has reappointed Dr Larry Marshall as Chief Executive for a further three years.
CSIRO Board Chair, David Thodey commended Dr Marshall’s achievements since joining the organisation in 2015.
“CSIRO plays an important and unique role in the lives of all Australians as the national science agency,” Mr Thodey said.
“Recent events have brought this into sharp focus, including the devastating bushfires and COVID-19.
“CSIRO is a great Australian institution that helps our nation respond to our changing world, anticipate the future, and deliver great science and research that benefits society, the environment, and the economy.”
Dr Marshall introduced Strategy 2020 shortly after joining the organisation to ensure the CSIRO continues on its path of science excellence.
Under Dr Marshall’s leadership there has been significant progress across a number of areas, said Mr Thodey.
- Growth in economic benefit for Australia from CSIRO’s science
- A ten-fold increase in CSIRO’s equity portfolio
- A capable and engaged team of scientists and researchers committed to serving Australia
- The highest number of partnerships with industry for 30 years
Mr Thodey says Dr Marshall’s re-appointment will ensure “our world-class scientific and research organisation continues to make an impact.”
Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said: "The role of science and the work of the national science and industrial research agency has never been more crucial after the summer of bushfires and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"I look forward to continuing to work with Dr Marshall across a range of important areas of science and industry research which will benefit all Australians."
Dr Marshall says the CSIRO has more to deliver as Australia emerges from the current health crisis.
“Our focus on delivering real solutions from science will help Australia grow to even greater strengths, just as we have seen before over CSIRO’s 100-year legacy,” he said.