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Dr Megan Clark
Chief Executive CSIRO Australia
September 5, 2012
11.30am - 1.30pm
“The Innovation Imperative”
Dr Megan Clark has been Chief Executive of CSIRO since January 2009 - Australia’s national science agency and one of the top 10 applied research organisations in the world. CSIRO is a mission-directed, multidisciplinary research and development organisation. Megan is also a Principal of the Global Research Alliance, of which CSIRO is a founding member.
Dr Clark began her career as a mine geologist and subsequently worked in mineral exploration, mine geology, R&D management, venture capital and technical strategy areas with Western Mining Corporation. She then became Vice President Technology with BHP Billiton, followed by Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment, Community and Sustainability.
Dr Clark is a member of the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council, as well as the Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Manufacturing. She is also a Commissioner on the International Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and a graduate of the Institute of Company Directors.
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