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.

  • Board members

    The Board includes the Chief Executive, who is appointed by the Board. Non-Executive members are appointed by the Governor-General. The Board is responsible for the strategic direction and performance of the organisation.

  • Statement of Expectations

    The Minister for Industry and Science provided this Statement of Expectations to CSIRO on 23 February 2015.

  • Statement of Intent

    The Minister for Industry and Science provided this Statement of Expectations to CSIRO on 23 February 2015. The CSIRO Board responded with its Statement of Intent outlining how CSIRO will meet these expectations.

  • Board Directions to the Chief Executive

    The Chief Executive must act in accordance with any policies determined by the Board and any directions given to the Chief Executive by the Board.

  • Board Charter

    The Board Charter details the purpose, responsibility and accountability of the Board with a focus on direction, development, assurance and performance.

  • Board Governance Document

    The Board Governance Document includes information on membership and roles, induction, conduct of members including disclosure of interest, remuneration, access to management, information and advice, and performance.

  • Board Audit and Risk Committee Charter

    The Audit and Risk Committee assists CSIRO and its Board in areas of risk management, internal control and compliance.

  • Board People, Health and Safety Committee Charter

    The People, Health and Safety Committee assists the Board to fulfil its governance responsibilities in relation to organisational development, people related activities and health and safety.

  • Australia Telescope Steering Committee Charter

    The Committee assists the Board to fulfil its governance responsibilities through the provision high level advice on the ongoing delivery of radio astronomy capabilities for the nation.

  • Marine National Facility Steering Committee Charter

    The Committee assists the Board to fulfil its governance responsibilities through the provision high level advice on the ongoing delivery of ocean research capabilities for the nation.

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