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Science & Technology Australia names incoming CEO

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National peak body Science & Technology Australia has announced Ryan Winn (pictured), the current Chief Executive Office at the Australian Council of Learned Academies, as its incoming CEO.

In a statement from STA on Wednesday, the organisation describes Winn as having a long and distinguished career within the Australian Public Service — including within both the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Department of Education — and having deep policy expertise including in higher education and research infrastructure.

He will begin in the new role in May and will replace Misha Schubert, who left last November to lead to Super Members Council of Australia.

“I’m looking forward to leveraging my leadership skills and networks within Australia’s research ecosystem, working with government and non-government organisations, and representing STA’s vast membership of more than 225,000 scientists, technologists, mathematicians and engineers,” said Winn.

“We need government, business and the university sector to work together to better incentivise R&D and powerfully boost investment. And, there is a crucial role to play in inspiring Australia’s future scientists as Australia looks to further accelerate our innovation economy.” 

STA’s President, Professor Sharath Sriram, said Winn is an “outstanding policy leader with deep experience” and the perfect person to lead the organisation.

“He will be a powerful and influential advocate for the sector and warmly welcomed by the nations scientists, technologists, policymakers and public servants,” added Sriram.

Picture: credit

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