Current CSIRO head Dr Megan Clark

5 March 2014 — A global search for the new head of Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is underway, with the board appointing recruitment firm Egon Zehnder to handle the process.

CSIRO’s current chief executive Dr Megan Clark will complete an extended term until December 2014, after joining the organisation in 2009 following roles with BHP Billiton and NM Rothschild and Sons Australia.

Candidates are expected to be identified by the middle of this year. All enquiries will be managed by Dean Ireland at Egon Zehnder. (