Chris Anderson to head up Academy’s policy team

Incoming Director of Science Policy, Chris Anderson

The Australian Academy of Science welcomes Chris Anderson who will commence in the role of Director – Science Policy effective Monday, 30 September 2019.

Academy Chief Executive Anna-Maria Arabia said Chris has outstanding knowledge of the STEM sector, with strong expertise in strategic planning, policy analysis and research.

“Chris has built excellent relationships, over many years, with STEM sector stakeholders and government agencies,” Ms Arabia said.

“Chris has held senior policy positions in the science and education sectors. In these roles, Chris was the lead advisor on science and research issues, and he developed many high-level policy briefings, reports and submissions.”

Mr Anderson said he was honoured to join the Australian Academy of Science and work with its Fellows, our nation’s top researchers.

“The Academy is the go-to place for independent, high quality scientific advice in Australia,” Mr Anderson said.

“I look forward to working with the Fellows and staff at the Academy to continue to place science at the centre of public policy.”

Mr Anderson holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from Monash University and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Melbourne.

He replaces Chris Hatherly who has taken up a role as Executive Director at the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

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