Changes at the Secretariat

Dr Sue Meek

The Chief Executive, Dr Sue Meek AO FTSE, has announced her intention to leave the Academy on 1 July to focus on other professional commitments in the science sector and increase her engagement in some additional interest areas. The Academy’s Council is working to identify a suitable successor.

Also leaving is Director Communications and Outreach, Kylie Walker, who is taking up the role of CEO of Science & Technology Australia.

Research Manager, Dr Peter Thomas, is joining the Australian Association of Medical Research Institutes as Director of Policy and Operations, while Media Officer Bella Counihan left in early May to take up the role of Strategic Communication Manager for Universities Australia. The Academy’s new Media Officer, Dion Pretorius, has joined us from the NGO Soldier On.

The Academy welcomes Dion and wishes Sue, Kylie, Peter and Bella all the best in their future endeavours.

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