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New Deputy Chair strengthens the CSIRO Board

22 April 2016

Ms Shirley In’t Veld, an experienced board director with broad energy sector knowledge, commerce and law background and extensive experience as a senior business manager, has been appointed as the new Deputy Chairperson on the CSIRO Board.

Announcing the appointment, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP said Ms In’t Veld, who has been a CSIRO Board member since June 2012, was well placed to assist the CSIRO Board Chair in ensuring the proper and efficient performance of the functions of CSIRO.

“CSIRO’s capacity to promote scientific endeavour and capture the power of science for the benefit of all Australians will be supported by this appointment," Mr Pyne said.

“Ms In’t Veld’s substantial business leadership skills, industry links and connections will continue to benefit the Board as it furthers its collaborations between science and industry.

“Ms In’t Veld’s appointment ensures ongoing corporate knowledge that will benefit the CSIRO board. Her skills and experience complement those of the other board members.

“I warmly congratulate Ms In’t Veld on her appointment and thank Ms In’t Veld for her willingness to take on the additional responsibilities of the Deputy Chairperson position. I look forward to continuing working with the board as CSIRO maintains and expands its place as Australia’s peak national science agency."

Ms In’t Veld’s appointment as the CSIRO Board Deputy Chairperson commenced on 14 April 2016.

For further information, visit http://www.csiro.au/

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