Mr Bill Ferris AC

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

Dr Alan Finkel AO

Dr Finkel, Australia’s Chief Scientist, is the Deputy Chair of Innovation and Science Australia board. He is a prominent engineer, respected neuroscientist, and successful entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is uniquely qualified as a key adviser to government 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; and in facilitating the development of Australian start-ups and new technology-based ventures.