Ensuring our impact
We ensure our excellent science provides positive economic, environmental and social impacts through our impact model, planning and monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
The Corporate Plan is our key strategic planning document that demonstrates how we will deliver on our purpose over the next four years. It outlines our strategic initiatives that will enable our commitment to science excellence and reflects our passion for solving the greatest challenges to make life better for all Australians.
Each year, we report on our scientific and operational performance through our annual report. We provide a summary of our activities and performance for the previous financial year against the planned objectives and outcomes in our Corporate Plan and Portfolio Budget Statements. We also highlight our most recent achievements to share with the community.
Minister and Board
CSIRO was constituted and operates under the Science and Industry Research Act 1949 and is responsible and accountable to the Commonwealth. CSIRO’s direction is set by the CSIRO Board and the CSIRO Executive Team.
Chief Executive and Executive Team
The Chief Executive is accountable for managing the affairs of CSIRO and is supported by the Executive Team to lead, direct, coordinate and control the operations and performance of CSIRO.