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Mr Craig Roy, Deputy Chief Executive.

Mr Craig Roy: Acting Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive

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 3 December 2014

Introduction

Craig Roy is the Deputy Chief Executive of CSIRO with key responsibilities including organisational strategy, science and research, business development & commercial, international and organisational innovation.

His responsibilities also include performance of the National Research Flagship Program which includes approximately A$750m per annum invested in areas of national priority and the global competitiveness of CSIRO's science.

Craig is a

  • board member of the Australian National Commission of UNESCO
  • member of the Australian Research Committee
  • member of the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) Vice-Chancellor's Industry Advisory Board
  • co-chair of the CSIRO-Chinese Academy of Science Joint Steering Committee
  • an international member of Thailand's National Science and Technology Development Agency's International Advisory Committee.

Craig is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Craig is active nationally and internationally across the research and innovation space.

His career also includes more than 20 years as a commissioned officer of the Royal Australian Navy.

Mr Roy is the Deputy Chief Executive of CSIRO and is active nationally and internationally across the research and innovation space. His career also includes more than 20 years as a commissioned officer of the Royal Australian Navy.

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. The Flagship grew to the nation's largest research investment in Ocean based science.

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 naval appointment was as Director of Oceanography and Meteorology, Oceanographer of the Navy.

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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