Brian Watson

Businessman Brian Watson has been appointed to the CSIRO board.

“Mr Watson is an experienced board member and chairperson with strong finance and business skills and experience working closely with government including as a former member of the Board of Guardians of the Future Fund,” Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane said.

Mr Watson also spent 16 years with JP Morgan in a number of senior roles.

Shirley In’t Veld was also reappointed to the board.

“Ms In’t Veld’s business leadership skills and industry links and connections will continue to benefit the CSIRO Board as it seeks greater collaboration between science and industry,” Mr Macfarlane said.

“Ms In’t Veld’s background in commerce and law and her world class experience in the energy and resources sector are particularly relevant to the work of CSIRO and this reappointment provides ongoing corporate knowledge that will benefit the board.”

Mr Watson’s appointment to the CSIRO board commences on 14 September 2015.