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New experience to AIMS Council

28 June 2018

The Turnbull Government has welcomed the five year appointment of Perth-based chemical engineer and experienced consultant Jeanette Roberts to the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS).

Starting 21 June, Ms Roberts will bring to the council a broad suite of skills and international experience gained from more than 30 years working in senior executive roles in the oil and gas industry.

Her industry expertise will contribute to the council’s implementation of its Strategic Plan for 2015-25, particularly in the areas relating to external revenue and private investment from the resources sector.

Minister for Jobs and Innovation Michaelia Cash said Ms Roberts’ strong business management, financial and risk management skills would help strengthen governance and guidance for AIMS in coming years.

“Her skills and experience will be valuable to the AIMS Council as it progresses critical Government projects, including the recently announced Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program,” Minister Cash said.

“Ms Roberts’ abilities and expertise will also complement those of the other AIMS Council members and help AIMS achieve its corporate and strategic goals for the decade ahead.”

AIMS is the nation’s leading marine science research organisation and conducts extensive work on the sustainable use and protection of Australia’s tropical marine resources.

It plays a pivotal role in providing large-scale, long-term and world-class research that helps governments, industry and the wider community to make informed decisions about the management of Australia’s marine estate.

AIMS brings together world class expertise and capacity in marine conservation and biodiversity, coastal processes, and marine biotechnology.

For further information, visit www.aims.gov.au

Media contact: Minister Cash's office 02 6277 7320