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The Australian Academy of Science was founded by Royal Charter in 1954 and 550 of Australia’s leading scientists are currently Fellows. The Academy is an independent not-for-profit organisation that recognises outstanding contributions to science and research, provides expert advice to government, contributes to the development of science policy, promotes science education and public understanding of science, and fosters international scientific relations. These positions are part of a Secretariat of about 65 people who work as a team to support activities undertaken by the Academy.

Positions vacant

Chief Executive Officer, new independent water and catchment policy centre

Applications close 1 February 2021 at 5 pm AEST.

A coalition of 16 Australian philanthropic foundations including The Ian Potter Foundation, The Myer Foundation and Colonial Foundation are collaborating to establish a centre designed to help catalyse change in the way decisions are made about water and catchment policy across Australia. They have committed in excess of $30 million to support the centre and ensure its long-term independent operation for at least 10 years.

The centre will be incubated at the Australian Academy of Science in Canberra for at least its first five years to help facilitate links with the expertise needed to underpin high-quality deliberation and support knowledge sharing. The centre’s governance and management will remain entirely independent of the Academy. The funders and the centre’s board are seeking to appoint the centre’s inaugural Chief Executive Officer.

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