5 Jun 2023
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Emeritus Professor Roy Green appointed to SmartSat CRC Board

5 Jun 2023

SmartSat has appointed Emeritus Professor Roy Green of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) as Non-Executive Director.

Professor Green has an extensive background in innovation, having advised and published widely on innovation policy and management, as well as trends in business education. He has prepared or co-authored numerous research and public policy reports on innovation and productivity with organisations including the OECD, European Commission, Federal and State governments, Business Council of Australia, CEDA, McKell Institute and the Institute of Public Administration Australia. Professor Green was also an expert consultant for the Senate Innovation System Inquiry on the structure and performance of Australia’s national innovation system, which became an input to the Prime Minister’s National Innovation and Science Agenda.

Professor Green brings to the Board a wealth of experience in the CRC sector, having served on the Board of the Innovative Manufacturing CRC, the Research Advisory Committee of the Centre for Policy Development and the Australian Design Council. He is also currently Chair of the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Hub, Food Innovation Australia and the Port of Newcastle.

Professor Andy Koronios, CEO, SmartSat CRC, says Professor Green will be a hugely significant addition to the Board.

“We’re delighted to welcome Professor Green to the Board of SmartSat CRC. His experience and extensive network in innovation across multiple sectors and academia will be invaluable to SmartSat CRC as we pursue our goal of advancing Australia’s space industry. The space industry holds the key to unlocking new frontiers, driving innovation, and creating jobs and security for our nation.”

Dr Michele Allan AO, Chair, SmartSat CRC, says Professor Green will bring unparalleled industry and research knowledge to the Board.

“Professor Green’s proven track record on innovation policy and management will positively help SmartSat CRC deliver cutting-edge projects that will shape Australia’s space industry. We are very pleased to have him on the Board.”

Professor Roy Green, Non-Executive Director, SmartSat CRC, says it’s exciting to be a part of Australia’s leading space research centre.

“I am honoured to join such a talented and dedicated team and look forward to helping SmartSat CRC realise the potential that lies before us. The space sector is a fast-emerging area that will be critical to Australia’s future strength and prosperity. I am excited to contribute my skills and knowledge towards this important mission.”

Professor Green has previously chaired the Australian Government’s Innovative Regions Centre, CSIRO Manufacturing Sector Advisory Council, New South Wales Manufacturing Council and Queensland Competition Authority. He has also participated as a member of the Enterprise Connect Advisory Committee, Australian Bureau Statistics Innovation Technical Reference Group, South Australian Training and Skills Commission, South Australian Public Sector Performance Commission, Committee for Sydney Knowledge Economy Taskforce, Australian Fashion Chamber, and the Prime Minister’s Manufacturing Taskforce.

Professor Green is a graduate of the University of Adelaide and holds a doctorate in Economics from the University of Cambridge where he was also a Research Fellow. He is currently a Special Innovation Advisor at UTS, a Conjoint Professor at the University of Newcastle and a Fellow of the Irish Academy of Management, Royal Society of NSW and Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers & Commerce.

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