Mr Bill Ferris AC

Mr Ferris is the Chair of  Innovation and Science Australia. He is a highly respected veteran of venture capital and private equity in Australasia. Mr Ferris is bringing the higher education and business sectors together to drive the commercialisation of breakthrough innovation.

Dr Alan Finkel AO

Dr Finkel is Australia’s Chief Scientist. He is a prominent engineer, respected neuroscientist, and successful entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is uniquely qualified to act as one of the government’s key advisers on science and innovation, and on translating our great scientific research into real, tangible outcomes for Australians and the economy.

Dr Charlie Day, CEO

Dr Charlie Day is the inaugural permanent CEO of the Office of Innovation and Science Australia (OISA) which supports the ISA board.

Dr Day has a strong track record in innovation, science, research and commercialisation; extensive experience in facilitating the development of Australian start-up businesses; and a longstanding interest in the creation of new technology-based ventures.

Dr Day plays a critical role in supporting ISA’s provision of whole-of-government policy advice on innovation, science and research matters.