Industry, Innovation and Science
Innovation and Science Australia provides the Australian Government with strategic, cohesive whole-of-government advice on industry, innovation, science and research matters. ISA Board activities are guided by governing legislation, the Industry Research and Development Act 1986, and ministerial directions issued by the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology. Beyond its strategic advice, the Board has undertaken activities consistent with a Statement of Expectations issued to ISA in December 2016. The Board comprises up to 15 members including a Chair, Deputy Chair and Ex-Officio member, appointed by the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology.

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 Chair Mr. Andrew Stevens 20 December 2018 19 December 2021
Deputy Chair Dr. Alan Finkel AO 10 March 2016 31 December 2020
Other Dr. Heather Smith PSM 20 January 2016 Determined by the appointer
Member Dr. Bronte Adams AM, GAICD, D.Phil (Oxon) 24 October 2016 16 August 2019
Member VACANT    
Member VACANT    
Member VACANT    
Member Prof. Bronwyn Harch FTSE, AStat, GAICD 24 October 2016 16 August 2019
Member Dr. Christopher Roberts 13 March 2019 12 March 2021
Member Prof. Raoul Mortley 20 December 2018 19 December 2021
Member Prof. Elanor Huntington 20 December 2018 19 December 2021
Member Mr. Paul Bassat 28 October 2018 23 January 2020
Member VACANT    
Member Ms. Maile Carnegie 10 March 2016 24 January 2020
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