Malcolm McIntosh Lecture
The annual Malcolm McIntosh Lecture commemorates the memory of Sir Malcolm McIntosh, Chief Executive Officer of CSIRO from 1996 until 2000.
16 February 2011 | Updated 22 March 2013
Dr Malcolm McIntosh took up the role of Chief Executive of CSIRO in 1996 and presided over a major organisational restructure, the reshaping of the agency's science effort for the 21st century and the building of closer ties between science, industry and government.
As Chief Executive, he emphasised the need for both Australia and CSIRO to maintain their commitment to strategic, knowledge-gathering science as a vital first-step in delivering useful applied research to industry.
Dr McIntosh believed strongly in the importance of Australia becoming a more scientifically aware society, and in scientists sharing their insights and discoveries with the community at all levels.
In 1999, Dr McIntosh received Australia's highest honour. He was made a Companion in the Order of Australia in recognition of his 'major contribution to the development of Australia's scientific and technological research and public awareness of the need for science'.
The Australian honour crowned a career in public service that was also recognised in the award of a British Knighthood and the US Department of Defence Medal for Distinguished Public Service.
For past Malcolm McIntosh lectures, go to the CSIRO Lectures archives.
The Malcolm McIntosh Lecture sponsorship partner is bankmecu [external link].