Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Australia's Chief Scientist provides high-level independent advice to the Prime Minister and other Ministers on matters relating to science, technology and innovation. The Chief Scientist also holds the position of Executive Officer of the National Science and Technology Council, and can be appointed to ex-officio roles at the discretion of the government.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under

    Minister

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Creation Date

    2 July 1989

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chief Scientist Dr. Cathy Foley 1 January 2021 31 December 2023
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