Leadership and governance

We're an Australian Government corporate entity with a Board that sets our strategic direction and an Executive Team, led by the Chief Executive, that leads, directs, coordinates and controls our operations.

  • Minister and Board

    CSIRO was constituted and operates under the Science and Industry Research Act 1949 and is responsible and accountable to the Commonwealth. CSIRO’s direction is set by the CSIRO Board and the CSIRO Executive Team.

  • Chief Executive and Executive Team

    The Chief Executive is accountable for managing the affairs of CSIRO and is supported by the Executive Team to lead, direct, coordinate and control the operations and performance of CSIRO.


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