Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Minister for Innovation Senator Kim Carr announce the appointment of Professor Ian Chubb AC as Australia’s new Chief Scientist.
Professor Chubb has a Masters in Science, a DPhil from the University of Oxford and is an honorary doctor of science from Flinders University. He was made an Officer in the general division of the Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 1999, and was made a Companion of the Order in 2006 for service to higher education.
He recently retired as Vice Chancellor and President of the Australian National University, a post held since 2001.
Professor Chubb will become the Chief Scientist of Australia on 23 May, following the resignation of Penny Sackett.