Dr Larry Marshall

Chief Executive

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Dr Larry Marshall is Chief Executive of CSIRO, Australia's national science agency and one of the most multidisciplinary research organisations in the world.

CSIRO shapes the future by using science to solve real issues. Our research makes a difference to industry, people and the planet. We play a vital role in enhancing collaboration within the Australian national innovation system, and as a trusted advisor to government, industry and the community.

Dr Marshall was born in Sydney and he received both his undergraduate and postgraduate education at Macquarie University. He was a cadet scientist at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation and began his career as an engineer with a PhD in Physics.

He is a scientist, technology innovator and business leader with a wealth of experience in developing and applying science.

Dr Marshall has 25 years' experience as an international technology entrepreneur, holds 20 patents, and has founded six successful United States companies in biotechnology, photonics, telecommunications and semiconductors.

He became Chief Executive of CSIRO in January 2015.