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Dr James Bradfield Moody
Executive Director, Development, CSIRO
BEng, BITech (QUT), PhD (ANU), GradDipAcc (Monash)
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Dr James Moody is Executive Director, Development with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Agency (CSIRO), one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. He is responsible for CSIRO’s business development activities, international footprint and connections in the innovation system.
He is a regular panel member of ABC TV’s The New Inventors and is co-Author of “The Sixth Wave: How to succeed in a resource-limited world”.
James sits on a number of advisory boards, including the Australian Bureau of Statistics and previously the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. He is also a board member of the Brisbane Institute in Queensland and a member of the Australian Museum’s Research and Collections Advisory Committee (RACAC), providing advice on directions for research and collections policy.
In January 2005, James was selected by the World Economic Forum as one of their Young Global Leaders. He had been nominated by the Forum as a Global Leader of Tomorrow in 2003. He is a member of the Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Intellectual Property System.
James is also an Australian National Commissioner for UNESCO and was previously the co-facilitator and Australian representative of the 40-strong youth advisory council to the UN Environment Program (UNEP). He was a founder and co-chair of the Space Generation Advisory Council in support of the UN Program on Space Applications and a member of the Science and Technology delegation to the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002. In 2001 he was executive secretary of the UN taskforce on Science and Technology for Millennium Development Goals.
Trained as an electrical engineer, James was previously Chief Systems Engineer for FedSat, the first Australian Satellite to be launched in 30 years. For his doctoral work James undertook research on the application to the international and Australian satellite industries of Complex Product Systems (high-cost, complex systems embodying customised, interacting sub-assemblies and components).