Photograph of Dr Michael Eyles, Executive Director, Leadership and Cross-Organisation Development.

Dr Michael Eyles, Executive Director, Leadership and Cross-Organisation Development.

Dr Michael Eyles: Executive Manager, Simplification Initiative

Dr Michael Eyles is working to help our leaders become more effective and improve the way our people work together.

  • 1 December 2005 | Updated 14 October 2011

Current activities

As Executive Director for the inter-related domains of Leadership and Cross-Organisation Development, Dr Michael Eyles’s principal objectives are:

  • to boost the effectiveness of leadership development in CSIRO
  • to improve our ability to work in cross-organisation and multi-disciplinary programs.

Dr Eyles’s approach to scientific leadership is underpinned by a belief in the importance of teams and partnerships within the scientific community and strong engagement with its stakeholders.

Background

In the decade before moving into his current role, Dr Eyles held a series of executive positions in CSIRO, including:

  • Group Executive for Agribusiness and Health
  • Chief Executive of Food Science Australia
  • Chief of the Division of Food Science and Technology. 

Dr Eyles’s scientific background is in microbiology. His research focussed on improving the quality of Australia's food products and responding to new and emerging threats to food safety.

Dr Eyles believes in the importance of teams and partnerships within the scientific community.

Dr Eyles has had several secondments from CSIRO to industry and government organisations. He has been heavily involved in the affairs of the scientific community and the development of policy and standards.

Dr Eyles has always used science to deliver benefits to industry and the community. His scientific work included consultancies for many companies, food industry organisations and the World Health Organisation.

Dr Eyles has participated in the affairs of scientific, industry and government organisations. For example, he was a member of the National Food Industry Council and was a member of the Prime Minister's Supermarket to Asia Council and the International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods.

Affiliations

Dr Eyles is a Fellow of the:

  • Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
  • Australian Society for Microbiology
  • Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology.

Dr Eyles received the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology’s Award of Merit in 2003.

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