[ASC-media] CSIRO: CSIRO Chief Executive welcomes new chair

Rebecca.Eveleigh at csiro.au Rebecca.Eveleigh at csiro.au
Mon Jul 2 05:32:07 CEST 2007


July 2 2007
Ref 07/119


CSIRO Chief Executive welcomes new chair


The Chief Executive of CSIRO, Dr Geoff Garrett, said today he and his
team warmly welcomed the appointment of Dr John Stocker, AO, as the new
chair of CSIRO.  The appointment was announced this afternoon by the
Minister for Education, Science and Training, The Hon. Julie Bishop.
 
"John has a terrific track record with CSIRO, where he was CEO from
1990-1995. He comes to the appointment with an in-depth knowledge of
CSIRO, and a distinguished career in science and business. He is a
wonderful ambassador for science, and for CSIRO, with strong business
experience and acumen," Dr Garrett said.
 
"We currently have a great Board of CSIRO and his chairmanship will be
vital in helping the organisation to continue to make the most of
working on the challenges facing Australia in key priority areas such as
energy, water, climate change, preventive health and helping develop
Australia's competitive industries."
 
Further Information:	
Marilyn Chalkley - CSIRO Media Liaison
	Ph: +61 2 6276 6859
Mb: 0418 624 304
E: marilyn.chalkley at csiro.au
Media Assistance:
Marilyn Chalkley - CSIRO Media Liaison
	
Ph: +61 2 6276 6859
Mb: 0418 624 304
E: marilyn.chalkley at csiro.au
	 
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