Blog icon

9 March 2023 Statement

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has appointed Rebecca Ostergaard to the newly created role of Chief Digital Officer (CDO), to lead how CSIRO will use digital to reimagine the way science is done and the digital experience for its people and partners.

Professor Elanor Huntington, CSIRO Executive Director – Digital National Facilities and Collections, welcomed Ms Ostergaard’s appointment as CDO.

“CSIRO has profound ambitions to disrupt the way science is done, to empower our researchers through leading edge digital technologies, skills and ways of working, which will ultimately support CSIRO in using science to create a better future for Australia,” Professor Huntington said.

“Rebecca is a skilled digital executive with wide experience leading digitisation across multiple sectors.

“She will lead our digital strategy, working with researchers across CSIRO to define and deliver the digital thread that runs through our Corporate Plan.” 

Ms Ostergaard brings 25 years of experience and has held several roles in digital leadership positions across respected universities and in the telecommunications sector.

Most recently, she was Digital Services Project Director at the Office of Digital Government, within the Western Australian Government.

Rebecca will join CSIRO on 13 March 2023 and will be based in Perth, Western Australia.


Rebecca Ostergaard ©  Simon King

Contact us

Find out how we can help you and your business. Get in touch using the form below and our experts will get in contact soon!

CSIRO will handle your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and our Privacy Policy.

First name must be filled in

Surname must be filled in

I am representing *

Please choose an option

Please provide a subject for the enquriy

0 / 100

We'll need to know what you want to contact us about so we can give you an answer

0 / 1900

You shouldn't be able to see this field. Please try again and leave the field blank.