The Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic has announced three new appointments to the Industry Innovation and Science Australia (IISA) Board.
IISA plays an important role advising the government on science, innovation and research matters to support the delivery of government priorities, and works to facilitate greater collaboration between government, industry and the research sector.
Dr Cori Stewart has advanced manufacturing expertise and has pioneered work in university and industry collaboration and research commercialisation.
Dr Stewart is Founder and CEO of the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Hub, where she is pioneering a new model for collaborative research and innovation.
Dr Stewart can be heard in podcast conversation with Brent Balinski here.
Ms Kate Glazebrook brings strong entrepreneurial experience and engagement with venture capital in the technological sector and expertise in behavioural economics.
Ms Glazebrook is the Operating Principal at Blackbird venture capital.
Professor Fang Chen is internationally recognised for her expertise in ethical and human-centred artificial intelligence and data science.
Distinguished Professor Chen of the University of Technology, Sudney also has experience in fostering innovation and digital transformation.
Ms Glazebrook, Dr Stewart and Professor Chen have all been appointed for a three-year period.
Minister Husic also announced that Dr Cathy Foley and Ms Lauren Stafford have been reappointed to the IISA Board.
Dr Foley is Australia’s Chief Scientist and has been reappointed as Deputy Chair.
Husic said: “Ms Glazebrook, Dr Stewart and Professor Chen are terrific appointments to the Industry Innovation and Science Australia Board.
“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.
“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.”
Picture: Dr Cori Stewart