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Mike Quigley appointed new ANSTO chair

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The federal government has appointed former NBN boss Michael Quigley as Chair of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) Board for a four-year term.

Quigley has worked across the public and private sectors, including with telecommunications company Alcatel and as the former NBN CEO.

According to a statement he has significant Board Director experience in medical research, governance, corporate and capital management.

“His extensive financial and governance skills will be a valuable addition to the Board and will support the management of ANSTO’s new nuclear medicine manufacturing facility.”

ANSTO is Australia’s nuclear science centre of excellence, and operates the OPAL research reactor at Lucas Heights in New South Wales.

It provides advice to the government on nuclear and science technology matters and manufactures and exports critical nuclear medicines.

Each week ANSTO produces about 12,000 patient doses of nuclear medicine which are sent to around 250 hospitals and medical centres.

The Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic congratulated Quigley on his appointment as chairperson of the ANSTO Board.

Husic said: “ANSTO will be well served by Mr Quigley’s leadership experience and his passion for medical and scientific research.

“His appointment will complement the scientific, technical and research expertise of the existing ANSTO Board and further strengthen this world-class organisation.”

Picture: UNSW Business/ Mike Quigley

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