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Katherine Woodthorpe

Dr Katherine Woodthorpe AO FTSE is one of Australia’s most influential people in innovation and President of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE). A Scientist, industry leader and climate champion, she has led some of Australia’s most pioneering organisations working on the net zero transition and supporting the shift to electrify everything.

She is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has been a Fellow of ATSE since 2015. In 2017, she received an Order of Australia for her ongoing service to research and technology innovation in Australia.

She has been a professional director for over 20 years including as Chair of Natural Hazards Research Australia, the Antarctic Science Foundation and the HEARing Cooperative Research Centre. She has been a Director of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, Bioplatforms Australia (NCRIS), the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, Vast Solar, and listed companies Sirtex and Anteotech. She previously chaired the National Climate Science Advisory Committee and currently chairs the Government’s “Vision 2040” committee reviewing the strategy for investment in medical research for the next two decades.

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