Alan Finkel AO

Chief Scientist

Department of Science and Innovation

Dr Alan Finkel AO joined the STEM Male Champions of Change group in 2016

  • Commenced as Australia’s eighth Chief Scientist on 25 January 2016
  • Previously Chancellor of Monash University and President of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE)
  • Founded Axon Instruments, a California-based, ASX-listed company that made precision scientific instruments used at pharmaceutical companies and universities for the discovery of new medicines
  • Was Chair of the Australian Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astrophysics) and director of the ASX-listed diagnostics company Cogstate Limited.
  • B Eng PhD (Monash) FTSE FIE Aust