Industry, Innovation and Science
CSIRO is an Australian Government statutory authority constituted and operating under the provisions of the Science and Industry Research Act 1949. CSIRO's primary functions under the Act are to carry out scientific research to benefit Australian industry and the community, and to contribute to the achievement of national objectives.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Science and Industrial Research Act 1949

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    10

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Function Categorization

    Executive Management

  • Creation Date

    2 July 1949

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. David Thodey 15 October 2015 14 October 2020
Deputy Chair Ms. Shirley In't Veld 14 April 2016 27 June 2020
Other Dr. Larry Marshall 1 January 2017 30 June 2020
Member Prof. Tanya Monro 25 February 2016 24 February 2021
Member Prof. Edwina Cornish AO 26 November 2015 25 November 2020
Member Mr. David Knox 5 May 2016 4 May 2019
Member Dr. Michelle Allan 5 May 2016 4 May 2019
Member Mr. Hutch Ranck 5 May 2016 4 May 2018
Member Dr. Peter Riddles 24 April 2017 23 April 2022
Member Mr. Drew Clarke OA, PSM, FTSE 24 August 2017 23 August 2022
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