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Ms Cass Erbs

Missions and Strategic Engagement


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Cass Erbs is a strategist and impact seeker, having held senior roles in Australia’s leading science and environment not-for-profit sectors and consultancies. She has spent 20 years driving innovation across various sectors, making significant contributions in her field, from delivering $500 million initiatives to leading award-winning campaigns. Her expertise lies in design and systems thinking, flexibility, and creativity.

She currently serves as the Missions and Strategic Engagement Corporate Affairs lead at CSIRO, where her focus is developing mission-driven innovation that aims to tackle some of the most pressing challenges of our time, from transitioning to zero emissions or stopping the next pandemic to feeding our growing population or ending plastic waste.

With a background in science, business, and public policy, Cass’s work is part of CSIRO’s efforts to conduct impactful scientific research for societal benefits.

Academic Qualifications

  • Currently studing

    Global MBA
    Collège de Paris

  • 2000

    Bachelor of Business (Marketing and Public Relations)
    Queensland University of Technology

  • 1997

    Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Studies (Land and Water Management)
    Griffith University

Current Roles

  • Missions and Strategic Engagement, Corporate Affairs
    Mission Program

Professional Experiences

  • 2021-Present

    Missions and Strategic Engagement, Missions Program

  • 2020-2021

    Communication and Engagement Lead, Infectious Disease Resilience Mission

  • 2019-2020

    Communication Manager, National Collections and Marine Infrastructure (NCMI) & Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP)

  • 2015-2018

    Director of Marketing
    Great Barrier Reef Foundation