Director – Research Sector
Professor Matthew Cuthbertson (FTSE, FAICD, FAIM, FRACI) was elected as a Research Sector Director at the AGM held in November 2016. In early 2016 Matthew moved to Swinburne University to the new role of PVC Development, Innovation and Commercialisation. He also serves on the boards of the Victorian Clean Technology Fund Pty Ltd and Swinburne Ventures Ltd, and previous board roles with ARRB (Road Research) Group Ltd, GroundProbe Pty Ltd, The Substation Centre for Arts and Culture, the CRC Association and the CRC for Polymers. Prof Cuthbertson was previously Deputy PVC Research and Innovation, in the College of Science Engineering and Health at RMIT University; CEO of the CRC for Advanced Automotive Technology; CEO of the CRC for Sensor Signal and Information Processing (CSSIP) and Vice President R&D for optical lens-maker SOLA international. Prof Cuthbertson was awarded a Centenary of Federation Medal for his contribution to applied research and technological innovation in Australia and has postgraduate qualifications in both science and intellectual property law. His early career was spent in advanced materials research with CSIRO and in various business and technical development roles with ICI Australia.