The peak body Science & Technology Australia has paid tribute to the departing Chief Scientist for Australia Professor Ian Chubb AC today.
“Ian Chubb has been a titan in promoting science, technology, engineering and maths as a central part of our national prosperity,” chief executive officer Catriona Jackson said.
“As he prepares to leave the office of Chief Scientist, STA pays tribute to his enormous achievements,” Ms Jackson said.
“Professor Chubb has produced a powerhouse of policy work, pushing STEM up the national agenda at every possible opportunity. He has provided the nation and its political leaders with the evidence and policy tools needed to effectively pursue a national innovation and science agenda.
“He has never taken a backward step in reminding all of us we must work harder and more effectively if we want to stay competitive as a nation.
STA President Emeritus Professor Jim Piper AM said, “Ian Chubb has made an outstanding contribution at a time when it was really needed.
“He has put Australia in a position to take advantage of the enormous opportunities that await.
“We wish him the very best in his future endeavours,” Professor Piper said.
STA is Australia’s peak body in science and technology, representing more than 68,000 scientists and technologists working across all scientific disciplines.
Media comment: STA CEO Catriona Jackson – 0417 142 238