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President of Chief Executive Women joins CSIRO Board

30 August 2018

Engineer and experienced senior executive, Kathryn Fagg, has been appointed to the CSIRO Board for a five-year term.

The President of Chief Executive Women, Ms Fagg replaces outgoing board member Hutch Ranck.

The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, said Ms Fagg’s background in engineering, combined with her executive skills and wide business experience, made her an excellent choice for the board.

“As well as impressive business experience and executive expertise, Ms Fagg has distinguished herself in cultural and community organisations. I warmly congratulate her on her appointment,” Minister Andrews said.

Ms Fagg has held senior executive roles in logistics, manufacturing, resources, banking and professional services, including with Linfox, BlueScope Steel and ANZ.

Ms Fagg is the Chair of Boral and a Director of Note Printing Australia, Djerriwarrh Investments and Incitec Pivot. She is also the Chair of the Melbourne Recital Centre and the Breast Cancer Network Australia, and was formerly a Reserve Bank Board member.

Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from the University of Queensland and a Master of Commerce (Honours) from the University of New South Wales. In 2017, she was awarded the Ada Lovelace Medal for Outstanding Woman Engineer by the University of New South Wales.

“I look forward to Ms Fagg’s contributions to furthering the interests of the CSIRO as it continues to deliver excellence in science and innovation,” Minister Andrews said.

“I also thank Mr Hutch Ranck for his valuable contribution to the CSIRO Board since 2011, and wish him every success in his future endeavours.”

Minister Andrews’ media contact: Jennifer Cahill 02 6277 4360