Dr Sue Meek – Director

Sue Meek was appointed Chief Executive of the Australian Academy of Science in May 2008. She has over 25 years experience working in a variety of capacities at the interface of industry, academe and government.

Her particular interests are in promoting awareness and understanding of science and technology, and the formulation of policies and programs to stimulate the conduct and appropriate application of research and development.

Dr Meek was previously Australia’s inaugural Gene Technology Regulator from December 2001. This statutory appointment was established by the Federal Government to administer the national regulatory system for the development and use of genetically modified organisms.

Prior to this she held various senior State Government positions where was responsible for the development and implementation of policies on science and technology and public sector intellectual property management, and the administration of grant programs to support innovation and to develop research capability.

Dr Meek has a PhD in marine biology; an MSc in oceanography; and a BSc (Hons) in microbiology. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and chairs the Advisory Council of the Washington-based Centre for Environmental Risk Assessment (part of the International Life Sciences Institute Research Foundation).

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