CSIRO’s executive team is responsible for the development and implementation of the organisational strategy.

  • Larry Marshall View profile External link

    Chief Executive - EXECUTIVE

    Dr Larry Marshall was born in Sydney and has a PhD in physics from Macquarie University, NSW, completing part of it while studying at Stanford University in the US. He is a scientist, technology innovator and business leader with more than 25 years’ experience in creating new value and impact with science. Dr Marshall has more than 100 peer reviewed publications and conference papers, holds 20 patents, has founded six successful United States companies in biotechnology, photonics, telecommunications and semiconductors, and has served on 20 boards of high tech companies operating in the US, Australia and China. Term of appointment: 01.01.15 to 31.12.16; 01.01.17 to 30.06.20.

  • Peter Mayfield View profile External link

    Executive Director – Environment, Energy And Resources - EXECUTIVE

    As Executive Director Environment, Energy and Resources, Dr Peter Mayfield has responsibility for approximately 1400 researchers in Energy, Mineral Resources, Land & Water, and Oceans & Atmosphere. These researchers provide science and technology solutions that will enhance the value Australia derives from its vast energy and mineral resources while maintaining and enhancing the sustainability of our atmosphere, oceans and continent.

  • Anita Hill View profile External link

    Executive Director, Future Industries - EXECUTIVE

    Dr Anita Hill is the Executive Director of Future Industries at CSIRO which includes Manufacturing, Health and Biosecurity, and CSIRO Services. She also serves as Chief Scientist for CSIRO. In 2014 and 2015 during the transition of the CSIRO chief executives she served as acting Chief Executive. Dr Hill’s research is in materials and process engineering and, more specifically, in transport of atoms, ions and small molecules in condensed matter.

  • Dave Williams View profile External link

    Executive Director- Digital, National Facilities And Collections - EXECUTIVE

    Dr David Williams is the Executive Director of Digital, National Facilities and Collections at CSIRO. This diverse portfolio includes a range of business units and national facilities including Data61; Astronomy and Space Science; National Research Collections Australia; Information, Management & Technology; the Australian Animal Health Laboratory; the Australian Telescope National Facility, The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and the Marine National Facility.

  • Judi Zielke

    Chief Operating Officer - CSIRO Executive

    Judi Zielke is Chief Operating Officer at CSIRO and heads its Operations Group responsible for finance, property, governance and corporate affairs. Judi has had extensive experience in the public sector, encompassing a range of policy advice and implementation positions in the Australian Government in areas of Trade, Attorney General’s, Industry and Innovation, and Infrastructure. She is also a Member of the Board of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority.

  • Nigel Warren

    Executive Director, Growth - CSIRO Executive

    Nigel Warren is Executive Director for Growth at CSIRO and leads its Business Development & Commercial, Global, Science Impact & Policy and ON Innovation programs and teams. Prior to joining CSIRO in 2016, Nigel was Australia’s Consul-General and Senior Trade Commissioner based in San Francisco California, where he also had attached agency responsibility for AUSFilm, Australia’s film promotion agency, and was a committee member of G’Day USA. From 2004-09, Nigel was Australia’s Senior Trade Commissioner Latin America, based in Santiago, Chile and managed Australia’s Trade, Investment and Consulate-General network throughout Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Chile and Argentina. Nigel has private sector experience across Asia and the United States of America as the Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Equilibrium Inc., a US enterprise software technology company based in San Francisco. He is also Chair of the CSIRO Chile Board and a board member of the Council on Australia Latin American Relations (COALAR).

  • Katherine Paroz

    Executive Director, People - Human Resources


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