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Announcement from the Chair: Institute leadership update

Aug 15, 2017
Author: Goyder Institute


From the Chair, Hon John Hill:

The Goyder Institute for Water Research Director, Dr Michele Akeroyd, has announced she will be leaving the Institute to take on a new role as Principal Advisor – Water Resources and Environment with Inside Infrastructure. She will step down from the role of Institute Director on Wednesday September 6th, 2017.

Since 2012, Michele has played a significant role in the development and success of the Goyder Institute. Through her leadership, Michele has been able to foster a successful collaborative culture that has delivered many significant accomplishments across a diverse research portfolio that advances science and informs policy and decision making. She has established the Goyder Institute as a world-leading research Institute that produces quality, timely and relevant science for decision makers.

The Board, Partners and staff wish Michele all the best in her new role and thank her for her passion and commitment to the Institute over the past five years.

I am working closely with the Institute’s Board to manage the transition. An announcement regarding an interim director will be made in the coming weeks.

If you have any questions or concerns during this transition process, please contact enquiries@goyderinstitute.org.

From Chris Hewitson, Director, Inside Infrastructure:

Inside Infrastructure is excited to welcome Dr Michele Akeroyd to our team to provide strategic advice and guidance to our clients in the water and environment sector.

Michele’s experience in leading the Goyder Institute for Water Research to align complex water and environmental research with Government priorities and succinctly advise decision makers will be of great benefit to our clients and the growth of our team throughout Australia.