Industry, Innovation and Science
Innovation and Science Australia assists in the administration of the Australian Government's innovation and venture capital programs, which are designed to support industry innovation. 5-15 Board members, appointed by the Governor-General, including a public servant nominated by the Minister for Industry.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Industry Research and Development Act, 1986

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    15

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    27 September 2007

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. Bill Ferris AC 12 November 2015 11 November 2018
Deputy Chair Dr. Alan Finkel AO 10 March 2016 24 January 2019
Other Ms. Glenys Beauchamp 20 January 2016 Determined by the appointer
Member Dr. Bronte Adams AM, GAICD, D.Phil (Oxon) 24 October 2016 16 August 2019
Member Mr. Saul Singer 5 May 2016 24 January 2019
Member Ms. Elizabeth Comstock 17 August 2016 16 August 2019
Member VACANT    
Member Prof. Bronwyn Harch FTSE, AStat, GAICD 24 October 2016 16 August 2019
Member Dr. Rufus Black B.A., LL.B. (Hons) (Melb), M.Phil., D.Phil (Oxon) 24 October 2016 16 August 2019
Member Dr. Christopher Roberts 10 March 2016 24 January 2019
Member Mr. Daniel Petre AO 10 March 2016 27 October 2018
Member Mr. Scott Farquhar 10 March 2016 27 October 2018
Member Mr. Paul Bassat 10 March 2016 27 October 2018
Member Dr. Michele Allan 10 March 2016 27 October 2018
Member Ms. Maile Carnegie 10 March 2016 24 January 2019
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