University of Adelaide
Department of Geology and Mineralogy
Thesis: "Contributions to Crystal Chemistry"

Australian Institute of Company Directors

University of Adelaide
Department of Geology and Mineralogy
Thesis: "The crystal chemistry of zinc phosphates and arsenates"

BSc (Hons):
University of Adelaide
Geology and Mineralogy (First Class)
Thesis:   "The crystal structure of scholzite"

University of Adelaide
Geology and Mineralogy (Distinction)
Physical and Inorganic Chemistry (Distinction)


Recent Career Highlights (reverse chronological)

Pro Vice Chancellor, Industry Engagement & Commercialisation, Monash University, Nov 2007 – Dec 2012
Board Member, Australian Synchrotron Holding Company P/L, 2007-present; Chairman of Audit and Risk Committee, 2007-2010
Board Member, Australian Synchrotron Company Ltd, 2007-2013; Chairman of Audit & Risk Committee, 2007-2010
Acting Chair, Melbourne East Regional Development Authority, Oct 2012 - present
Corporate Executive Director, Business Development, CSIRO, 2006 - 2007
Group Executive, Information, Manufacturing and Minerals Group (eight CSIRO Divisions and two Flagships), 2005-2006
New mineral 'Hillite' named in acknowledgement of contributions to mineralogy
Awarded a Centenary Medal
Awarded Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Elected Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
Elected Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute

Appointed as Honorary Research Fellow at CSIRO CPSE Division


Summary of Skills

A  senior manager with extensive skills and experience in research management, strategic planning, business development, commercialisation, corporate governance, human resource management and financial management across large and complex, multi-sited organizations.

Experience in servicing local and international public, private and higher education sectors.

Experience in strategic planning, project portfolio management and change management in the scientific and engineering research context.

Proven ability to attract significant research funding from private and Government sectors. 

Internationally recognized for outstanding research achievements in materials science, mineralogy, solid state crystal chemistry and X-ray and neutron powder diffraction analysis.

A frequent speaker in the Australian and international research community, with a significant record of service in international professional organisations.


Key Strengths

Strategic organisational and R&D portfolio management
Designing innovative programs and structures to meet business needs
General management (Harvard 10-week Advanced Management Program)
Organisation and company governance (Fellow of the AICD)
Team motivation and leadership by example
Scientific research, especially in mineralogy and powder diffraction (awarded a DSc)
Extensive knowledge of the manufacturing, minerals and energy industries


For more information regarding experience and qualifications please contact RJ Hill Innovation.


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