CSIRO Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley to be next Australian Chief Scientist

CSIRO Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley to be next Australian Chief Scientist

Statement from CSIRO Chief Executive, Dr Larry Marshall.

We are thrilled to congratulate CSIRO’s Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley, on her appointment as Australia’s Chief Scientist, from January 2021.

The appointment is testament to Cathy’s personal scientific excellence, her broad vision for Australia through her invaluable work at CSIRO, and her commitment and role-modelling for diversity and inclusion for the next generation of scientists.

Cathy has been with CSIRO for nearly 36 years, beginning as a research scientist, working in manufacturing, and becoming CSIRO’s Chief Scientist in August 2018.

Among her many achievements, her team’s breakthrough work in ‘SQUID’ systems for mineral exploration were commercialised in LANDTEM technology, which has led to mineral discoveries worth more than $6 billion.

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