The Board of Directors of CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has re-appointed Dr Larry Marshall as chief executive for a further three years. Dr Marshall joined CSIRO in 2015.  

CSIRO Board chair, David Thodey AO, said Dr Marshall has made significant progress as CEO citing a long list of achievements.

“We have seen significant progress across a number of areas including: growth in economic benefit for Australia from CSIRO’s science; a ten-fold increase in CSIRO’s equity portfolio; a capable and engaged team of scientists and researchers committed to serving our nation; and the highest number of partnerships with industry for 30 years,” Thodey said.

“Under Larry’s leadership, our vision for the future of CSIRO will ensure our world-class scientific and research organisation continues to make an impact. We are delighted that Larry has agreed to lead the organisation in the next chapter of its history.”

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, said the role of science and the work of the national science and industrial research agency has never been more crucial after the summer of bushfires and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commenting on his reappointment, Dr Marshall thanked “Team CSIRO” for their commitment and passion. 

“It is a privilege to lead an organisation trusted by so many Australians. Our people are inspiring – committed to creating a better future for all Australians,” Dr Marshall said.

“While we have achieved much, there is more to deliver as we emerge from the current crisis. Our focus on delivering real solutions from science will help Australia grow to even greater strengths, just as we have seen before over CSIRO’s 100-year legacy.”


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