We are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Elanor Huntington, Executive Director, CSIRO - Digital, National Facilities and Collections, to the AARNet Board of Directors.
Professor Huntington leads the data-focused research, development and digital capability of CSIRO, and is a member of the Executive Team. She has stewardship of a range of business lines including Data61, Space and Astronomy, and National Collections and Marine Infrastructure.
Professor Huntington is a transformative senior leader who brings a wealth of experience to the AARNet Board. She currently sits on the Boards of Industry Innovation and Science Australia, Significant Capital Ventures, Questacon and holds other government scientific advisory roles. She was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering in 2020, and sits on the governance taskforce, diversity and inclusion committee and RAP committee for that Academy. Elanor was named an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia and led the extended Group of Eight (Go8+) Engineering Deans as first female Chair up until 2019.
Elanor holds a PhD in experimental quantum optics and a Masters in information technology.
“AARNet was created through the shared ambition of the Australian research community to step together into a new future. From a characteristically pragmatic Australian start, AARNET can rightly claim to have fired the national imagination for the internet and laid the foundations for our experience of the world today. It’s a privilege to be invited to be part of that continuing story,” Professor Huntington says of her appointment to the AARNet Board.
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