The Board of Directors of CSIRO announced that Dr Larry Marshall has been reappointed as Chief Executive of Australia’s national science agency for another three years.
Dr Marshall, who joined CSIRO in 2015, introduced ‘Strategy 2020’ shortly after joining the organisation to focus CSIRO towards continued science excellence, while aiming to amplify the delivery of solutions from science – translating endeavour to initiatives that put science in the hands of the community, business and the public.
David Thodey AO, Chair of the CSIRO Board, commended Dr Marshall’s achievements during his initial five-year stint with the organisation.
“Over the last five years, Larry’s leadership of CSIRO has seen our impact on Australia grow,” Mr Thodey said.
“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.
“The Board thanks Larry and CSIRO’s 5,500 people for their achievements over the past five years. 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,” Mr Thodey said.
Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews added:
“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,” Minister Andrews said.
“I look forward to continuing to work with Dr Marshall across a range of important areas of science and industry research which will benefit all Australians.”
Commenting on his reappointment, Dr Marshall said it was a privilege to lead an organisation trusted by so many Australians.
“Our people are inspiring – committed to creating a better future for all Australians,” he 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.”