New appointments to Industry Innovation and Science Australia Board announced

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Image credit: Minister Ed Husic's Instagram

Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic has welcomed three new appointments to the Industry Innovation and Science Australia (IISA) Board. 

Kate Glazebrook, Dr Cori Stewart, and Professor Fang Chen will join the IISA board and contribute to efforts in guiding the government on science, innovation, and research matters aimed at delivering government priorities. 

They will also help the IISA in facilitating greater collaboration between government, industry, and the research sector. 

Glazebrook brings strong entrepreneurial experience to her new role, engagement with venture capital in the technological sector, and expertise in behavioural economics. 

Stewart, who is an advanced manufacturing expert, has experience in pioneering work in university and industry collaboration and research commercialisation. 

Chen, an internationally recognised expert in ethical and human-centred intelligence and data science, will bring experience in fostering innovation and digital transformation. 

All three experts will serve the board for three years. 

“Ms Glazebrook, Dr Stewart and Professor Chen are terrific appointments to the Industry Innovation and Science Australia Board.  I’m enormously grateful they’ve agreed to serve,” Minister Husic said. 

Husic also announced the reappointment of Dr Cathy Foley to the IISA Board, where she will continue to serve as deputy chair, enabling collaboration across sectors and government. 

Lauren Stafford will also continue to serve the board, providing real-world industry experience and expertise in technology, innovation and commercialisation. 

“I’m pleased that Dr Foley and Ms Stafford will continue in their roles on the IISA Board, and I thank them for their important contributions to date,” the minister said. “Their mix of skills, knowledge and expertise will contribute greatly to the insightful advice that Industry Innovation and Science Australia provides to government to support the delivery of key priorities.”