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Roy Green FRSN appointed to the CSIRO Board

Emeritus Professor Roy GreenOn 7 December 2023, the Minister for Industry and Science, Mr Ed Husic MP, announced the appointment of Society Fellow, Emeritus Professor Roy Green FRSN, to the Board of CSIRO. On his LinkedIn page, Mr Husic noted that Roy Green has been a massive champion of Australian industry, innovation, and advanced manufacturing — a believer in our nation’s ability to get things done. He said, “That’s why I’m thrilled that he’ll be joining the board of our national science agency — helping shape CSIRO’s strategic direction and deepen engagement with Australian industry.”

Roy Green is an Emeritus Professor and Special Innovation Advisor at the University of Technology Sydney, where he was Dean of the UTS Business School. He has led and participated in numerous public inquiries, as well as chairing bodies such as the Australian Government’s Innovative Regions Centre, CSIRO Manufacturing Sector Advisory Council, Food Innovation and Agribusiness Ltd (FIAL) Industry Growth Centre, NSW Manufacturing Industries Advisory Council and Queensland Competition Authority. He was also a member of the Prime Minister’s Manufacturing Taskforce. Currently, he chairs the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Hub and the Port of Newcastle, and is a board director of the SmartSat CRC and a member of the Charles Sturt University Council, the University of Newcastle Vice Chancellor’s Industry Advisory Board, the Committee for Sydney Economy Advisory Council, and the Australian Design Council.

In speaking to, Professor Green said that he is “greatly looking forward to working with the CSIRO board and new CEO Professor Doug Hilton to address our big global challenges, particularly around energy transition and industrial transformation. In doing so, CSIRO will be well placed to deliver a more dynamic and sustainable knowledge-driven economy for Australia,”.

The Council of the Royal Society of NSW offers its sincere congratulations to Professor Roy Green on his appointment to the CSIRO Board and this further recognition of an outstanding career in the innovation sector. Society members will be interested to learn that Professor Green will be delivering the first Open Lecture of 2024, titled “Productivity: what is it, and why it matters”, to be held on 7 February in the Metcalfe Auditorium in the State Library.

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