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Kate Wilson

Director – Government/Other Sector

Dr. Kate Wilson, was first elected as a Government Sector Director in October 2012, and re-elected to the position at the November 2016 AGM. She is a member of the Nominations Committee and the Research Advisory Committee.

Kate is Executive Director of the Science Division at the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), which works to protect and conserve the NSW environment, including its built heritage. She is responsible for the overarching OEH Knowledge Strategy to underpin policy and programs, and for delivery of technical analysis, expert advice and research to support OEH, the NSW Environment Protection Authority and external government customers and clients. Kate was previously Director of the Wealth from Oceans Flagship at CSIRO. Her background is in molecular biology and biotechnology and their application to agriculture and aquaculture. She was co-founder of the Centre for the Application of Molecular Biology to International Agriculture (Canberra) and research leader in tropical aquaculture at the Australian Institute of Marine Science. She has a doctorate from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours from Cambridge University.