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Mr Craig Roy, Deputy Chief Executive: Science, Strategy and People.

Mr Craig Roy: Deputy Chief Executive, Science, Strategy and People

As Deputy Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Mr Roy's responsibilities include leading the development and execution of the organisation's strategy and the National Research Flagships Program, and ensuring the global competitiveness of CSIRO's science.

  • 19 August 2011 | Updated 9 May 2013

Introduction

Additionally, Mr Roy is responsible for leading the organisation's approach to creating an innovative enterprise culture, research investment prioritisation, health and safety, and enterprise planning and performance including deriving maximum impact from science.

Mr Roy is an active participant in national and international science and technology forums. He is a member of the Chief Scientist's Australian Research Committee and has served as an Australian delegate to a number of recent country-to-country dialogues including with Canada, China and Japan.

He was the principal Australian delegate at the 1st Global Summit of Research Institute Leaders in Kyoto, 2012. He has considerable experience in working with international bodies such as UNESCO and the World Meteorological Organisation.

Mr Roy is responsible for leading the organisation's approach to creating an innovative enterprise culture, research investment prioritisation, health and safety, and enterprise planning and performance including deriving maximum impact from science.

Background

Prior to his present role, Mr Roy was CSIRO's Executive Director, Strategic Change where he was responsible for leading and implementing the organisation's comprehensive reform agenda, and leading a number of enterprise functions including Human Resources, Health, Safety and Sustainability, Business Improvement and Major Project Management.

Mr Roy joined CSIRO in 2003, as the organisation's inaugural Director of the Wealth from Oceans National Research Flagship. During the four years under his leadership, the Flagship grew from a concept to a high impact research portfolio that delivered across a number of fields including oceans, climate, marine industries such as offshore oil and gas, and marine environmental stewardship.

Mr Roy's career also includes 20 years of distinguished service with the Royal Australian Navy. He was a seaman officer who specialised in meteorology and oceanography having served in HMAS Stuart, Parramatta, Stalwart and Jervis Bay. His final Navy appointment was as Director of Oceanography and Meteorology.

Academic qualifications

  • Master of Science (Royal Roads Military College, British Columbia, Canada)
  • Master of Business Administration (Macquarie University Graduate School of Management)
  • Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) University of New South Wales
  • Diploma of Meteorology  (Australian Bureau of Meteorology) – qualified Meteorologist
  • Fellow Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Graduate, Columbia Senior Executive Program (Columbia University, New York, USA)
  • University Medal at Master’s Level (Gold Medal of the Governor General of Canada).

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