CSIRO’s executive team is responsible for the development and implementation of the organisational strategy. The Executive Team comprises the Chief Executive, a Deputy Chief Executive, five science Group Executives and the Chief Operating Officer.

  • 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.

  • John Manners View profile External link

    Director CSIRO Agriculture - AGRICULTURE & FOOD

    Dr John Manners brings his long-held experience of research leadership at CSIRO to the Executive Team. Born in London, Dr Manners completed a PhD in biochemistry before coming to Australia for an academic post. He joined CSIRO in 1985 and has led research in biotechnology and plant improvement before taking up his current role. Dr Manners has published more than 200 refereed research journal articles.

  • Adrian Turner View profile External link

    CEO - DATA61

    Adrian is the CEO of Data61, a CSIRO entity that is the largest data innovation group in Australia. He is a successful and influential Australian technology entrepreneur who has spent 18 years in Silicon Valley. He is also co-chair of the Australia Cyber Security Growth Network (ACSGN) and a member of the Board of Directors for the Australian eHealth Research Centre (AeHRC). Most recently he was Managing Director and Co-Founder of Borondi Group. Prior to this, Adrian was co-founder and CEO of smart phone and Internet of Things security company Mocana Corporation, had profit and loss responsibility for Philips Electronics connected devices infrastructure, and was Chairman of the Board for Australia’s expat network, Advance.org. Adrian was also author of the eBook BlueSky Mining, Building Australia’s Next Billion Dollar Industries.


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