New Technical General Manager for the Australian Radioactive Waste Agency

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1 April 2021

Mr David Osborn has joined the Australian Radioactive Waste Agency (ARWA) as its new General Manager – Technical and Safety. He will be based in the agency’s headquarters in Adelaide.

Mr Osborn brings to ARWA more than 25 years of experience in government and international affairs, nuclear science and technology, environmental management, and diplomacy.

His experience includes 7 years with the International Atomic Energy Agency where he served as Director, Environment Laboratories, from 2013 – 2020. He also worked for 9 years with the United Nations Environment Programme (2001-05, 2008-13, 2020-present).

ARWA General Manager, Sam Chard, welcomed her new colleague.

“Mr Osborn brings a wealth of expertise to the Agency’s important work, and I know he is looking forward to getting out and meeting locals around Kimba,” Ms Chard said.

“Mr Osborn has extensive experience working in the nuclear science and technology area and particular expertise in environmental management, which is a crucial part of our project.

“This is another step forward for ARWA and another step forward in siting Australia’s National Radioactive Waste Management Facility.”

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  • ARWA email arwa@industry.gov.au
  • Phone 13 28 46
  • Write to us at: Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources; Australian Radioactive Waste Agency, GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601