David Thodey AO

Chairman of the CSIRO Board, Mr David Thodey AO

On behalf of the CSIRO Board, I am pleased to present our key strategic planning document, the CSIRO Corporate Plan 2019-20.

As Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO’s purpose is to solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. This Corporate Plan builds on previous plans to direct: how CSIRO will deliver on our purpose for the next four years (2019–20 to 2022–23); how our key priorities align with the legislation that CSIRO abides with; and how we will measure success.

We report back on our progress through our Annual Report, and it is the Board’s role to ensure, at all times, CSIRO demonstrates accountability, transparency, and return on the investment made by the people of Australia.

Our Corporate Plan meets the requirements of s35 (1) (b) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the CSIRO Statement of Expectations of November 2016 and the responding CSIRO Statement of Intent of May 2017.

Our Corporate Plan 2019–20 sets a clear course ahead for CSIRO to build on a century of national benefit through science and innovation as Australia, and the world continues to face many challenges from advancement of technology to the ageing of western societies.

I look forward to seeing this Corporate Plan continue to guide CSIRO’s work to make life better for every Australian.

David Thodey AO
Chairman of the Board
July 2019