It is my great pleasure to write to you as the new Chief Executive Officer of Science and Technology Australia.
I’ve enjoyed working with STA and many of its members over the years on political advocacy, public events, Science meets Parliament and Science meets Business, and the national Science Sector Group. I am excited and inspired to step into this role, to work with STA’s dedicated and passionate Board and members, and to build on the achievements of Catriona Jackson.
With the federal election just gone and a new ministry announced, this is a time of transition and opportunity. I promise to work hard with you and on your behalf, to ensure that Australian scientists and those working in technology are celebrated and supported, to build a strong and strategic future for research and its application, and to strengthen ties within and for the sector. I am also committed to building great opportunities for STA’s members and your members in turn, and to working towards greater gender equity in STEM.
I look forward to meeting you over the coming months, and please don’t hesitate to call or email me if you have questions or ideas to discuss, or just want to have a chat.