Professor Margaret Harding, BSc Hons, PhD (Chemistry), DSc, CChem, FRACI, MAICD, is an experienced Board Director and Senior Executive and is an international expert in biological and medicinal chemistry. She is currently Board Chair of the NSW Circular Economy Innovation Network, Professor Emeritus at the Australian National University and an Honorary Fellow at the National Measurement Institute.
Margaret has held senior Executive roles across higher education, most recently serving as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at the Australian National University (2012-18), where she was responsible for the strategies, policies and systems to enhance the University’s performance and reputation in research and research training.
Margaret’s Board roles have spanned consulting and business development, research infrastructure, medicine and health, and collaborative partnerships. She has served as Director on the Boards of ANU Enterprise (2012-18), Australian Scientific Instruments (2012-18), UNSW Neuroscience Research Australia (2010-12), Bionic Vision Australia (Alternate Director, 2010-12) and was a member of the Governing Boards of the National Computational Infrastructure (2012-18), the National Centre for Indigenous Genomics (2013-18) and the Australia Indonesia Centre (2016-18). She was Chair of the Australian Giant Magellan Telescope Committee (2012-18), a member of the NSW State Government Review of Health (2011) and Medical Research Panel and of the Australian Research Council Advisory Council (2011-12).