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Fisher reappointment a boost for marine institute

24 August 2015

Joint media release with Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry and Science, the Hon Karen Andrews MP.

Dr Brian Fisher, AO PSM, will continue to make an important contribution to the work of the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) after being re-appointed to the AIMS Council until 2017.

Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane welcomed Dr Fisher’s reappointment to the council for a further 18 months from 26 September 2015.

“Dr Fisher is an experienced director with public and private sector experience, substantial senior management skills and extensive corporate knowledge of AIMS,” Mr Macfarlane said.

“Dr Fisher’s previous contributions to the Council’s work include providing strategic oversight to complex and nationally significant projects such as the construction of the world-leading National Sea Simulator. Dr Fisher has also been instrumental in sharpening the focus of AIMS’ research on the delivery of outcomes for Government and industry stakeholders.

“I am pleased that Dr Fisher will be continuing as a council member and I look forward to his ongoing contribution to AIMS’ pursuits as an international leader in marine research.”

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry and Science Karen Andrews said, “Dr Fisher’s broad experience in public policy analysis, resource management and microeconomic reform are highly relevant to AIMS and the important research it conducts.

“He will continue to provide a valuable perspective on issues of strategic importance to the institute.”

Dr Fisher is the Managing Director of economic consulting firm BAEconomics Pty Ltd. His former work includes over 15 years as Executive Director of the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) and senior positions at the University of Sydney.

In 2007 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for service to agricultural economics, international trade and climate change through research and public policy analysis.

Dr Fisher’s biography is below. For further information, visit http://www.aims.gov.au/.

Media contacts:
Mr Macfarlane’s office 02 6277 7070
Mrs Andrews’ office 02 6277 4360