People

Our people are shaping Australia’s future by driving economic growth and job creation. Meet those leading the important work we are doing.

Executive team

Secretary
Meghan is the Secretary of our department.
Deputy Secretary
Jane has responsibility for Strategic Policy, Analysis and Insights, Minerals and Resources, Oil and Gas, and International, Trade and National Security divisions.
Deputy Secretary
Julia is responsible for the Industry Growth, Commercialisation, and Sovereign Capability and Supply Chains divisions, as well as Manufacturing and the National Reconstruction Fund.
Deputy Secretary
Helen is responsible for the Science Division, Technology and Digital Division, Technology Investment Taskforce, the National Measurement Institute and Questacon.
Deputy Secretary
Neal is responsible for the Chief Finance Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Information Officer and Grants Delivery and Business Services divisions and AusIndustry.

Departmental entity executives

Acting Anti-Dumping Commissioner
Effective 19 February 2024, Isolde Lueckenhausen, Deputy Commissioner Investigations, will be acting Commissioner until a new Commissioner is appointed.
During this time, she is responsible for exercising the powers of the commissioner under the Customs Act 1901.
Chief Metrologist | Chief Executive Officer, National Measurement Institute
Bruce is the Chief Metrologist and CEO of Australia’s peak body for measurement, the National Measurement Institute (NMI).
Chief Scientist | Industry Innovation and Science Australia board deputy chair
Dr Foley is Australia’s Chief Scientist and has expertise in research, quantum physics, sensors, devices and systems, research translation, leadership, advisory and advocating the role of women in STEM.
Australian Space Agency head
Enrico is responsible for governance and performance, management, policy leadership and strategic direction of the agency.
CEO, Australian Radioactive Waste Agency (ARWA)
Sam has a deep understanding of the technical, operational, regulatory and stakeholder challenges associated with safely managing and disposing of radioactive waste.

Overseas counsellors

We have counsellors located in China, Europe, India, Japan and North America. They work to strengthen our international networks and advise us about key initiatives in their host countries. Find out more about the key priorities of our overseas counsellors

Counsellor (Industry, Science and Resources), Japan
Counsellor (Industry, Science and Resources), China
Counsellor (Industry, Science and Resources), China
Counsellor (Industry, Science and Resources), Europe
Counsellor (Industry, Science and Resources), India
Counsellor (Industry, Science and Resources), Europe
Geoff Mason
Minister-Counsellor (Industry, Science and Resources), USA and Canada

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