Kathryn Fagg is appointed chair, replacing David Thodey
Ms Fagg is an engineer and business executive. Her appointment brings to the number of women leading major research agencies. Cathy Foley is Chief Scientist, Sue Thomas leads the Australian Research Council, the National Health and Medical Research Council is chaired by Anne Kelso. CSIRO’s Chief Scientist is Bronwyn Fox and the Defence Chief Scientist is Tanya Monro.
Melissa Price is Minister for Defence Industry, Science and Technology.