Dr. Megan Clark AC, FTSE

Dr. Megan Clark AC, FTSE

Australian Space Agency

Dr Megan Clark is the Head of the Australian Space Agency. With a bachelor’s degree and doctorate in economic geology, Dr Clark began her career as a mine geologist and subsequently worked in mineral exploration, mine geology, R&D management, venture capital and technical strategy areas with Western Mining Corporation. Dr Clark has worked at BHP Billiton, where she led their Global Technology unit before moving to lead their global efforts in Health, Safety and Environment and Community Engagement. In 2009, Dr Clark was appointed as the first female CEO of the CSIRO, where under her leadership the organisation achieved notable breakthroughs in wireless research. Dr Clark was made a Companion of the Order of Australia, AC in the Queen’s birthday honours in 2014 for eminent service to scientific research and development through fostering innovation to science administration through strategic leadership roles and to the development of public policy for technological sciences.