Professor Margaret Harding is an experienced Board Director and higher education Senior Executive. She is currently Board Chair of the Australian National Imaging Facility; non-Executive Director at SmartSat CRC; Chair of the Research Advisory Committee at James Martin Public Policy Institute; and Professor Emeritus at the Australian National University. She holds Bachelor of Science (Hons), PhD and Doctor of Science degrees in chemistry from the University of Sydney. Professor Harding has held senior Executive roles in higher education, most recently serving as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at the Australian National University. She was the foundation Board Chair of NSW Circular and has been a Director on the Boards of the Australian National University Enterprise Pty Ltd, Australian Scientific Instruments Pty Ltd, Neuroscience Research Australia Pty Ltd, Bionic Vision Australia Pty Ltd (Alternate Director) and has been a member of the Governing Boards of the National Computational Infrastructure, the National Centre for Indigenous Genomics and the Australia Indonesia Centre. She was Chair of the Australian Giant Magellan Telescope Committee, a member of the New South Wales State Government Review of Health and Medical Research Panel and of the Australian Research Council Advisory Council.