Industry, Innovation and Science
The National Science and Technology Centre, known as Questacon, promotes greater understanding and awareness of science and technology within the community. Questacon was in the Department of Communications, Information, Technology and the Arts until 1 July 2003, when it became a part of the Department of Education, Science and Training until December 2007. Since then it has operated as a division within the Department of Industry and Science. Members are appointed by the Minister for Industry and Science. The advisory council comprises a Chair, the Questacon director and 5 other members, there are currently 2 vacant positions.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    F. Non Statutory - Function w Separate Branding

  • Established By / Under

    Minister

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    6

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    23 November 1988

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair VACANT    
Deputy Chair Mr. Eddie Kutner 2 May 2016 2 May 2019
Member Dr. Sarah Pearson 5 March 2015 4 March 2018
Member Dr. Gregory Clark 5 March 2015 4 March 2018
Member Prof. Ian Young AO 5 May 2016 5 May 2019
Member The Hon. Annabelle Bennett AO SC 2 May 2016 2 May 2019
Member Prof. Karin Barovich 2 May 2016 2 May 2019
Member Ms. Sue Weston 17 August 2015 Determined by the appointer
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