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Statutory Appointments

Details of CSIRO Board members and the terms of their appointments.

  • 18 November 2011 | Updated 12 January 2012

The affairs of CSIRO are conducted by the Chief Executive of CSIRO, Dr Megan Clark.

The Chief Executive of CSIRO is appointed by the CSIRO Board, in consultation with the Minister, pursuant to section 10B of the Science and Industry Research Act 1949 (Cth).

The functions of the CSIRO Board are:

  1. to ensure the proper and efficient performance of the functions of CSIRO
  2. to determine the policy of CSIRO with respect to any matter
  3. to give directions to the Chief Executive
  4. such other functions as are conferred on it by the Science and Industry Research Act 1949 (Cth).

CSIRO Board members (apart from the Chief Executive) are appointed by the Governor-General, pursuant to section 14A of the Science and Industry Research Act 1949 (Cth). 

Details of CSIRO Board members and the term of their appointments are:

Name Position Term of Appointment
Mr Simon McKeon Chairman 28.06.10 – 27.06.15
Dr Terry Cutler Deputy Chairman 25.07.09 - 24.07.12
Dr Megan Clark Board member and Chief Executive 01.01.09 – 31.12.13
Professor Tom Spurling Board member 01.05.08 – 30.04.12
Ms Mary Boydell Board member 26.06.09 - 25.06.14
Dr Don Russell
Board member 19.10.11 – 08.02.16 (or as long as he is Secretary for Innovation)
Professor Ian Chubb Board member 07.08.08 - 06.08.12
Dr Eileen Doyle Board member 15.02.11 - 14.02.16
Mr Hutch Ranck Board member

01.05.11 - 30.04.16