Dr Tony Peacock

Chief Executive, CRC Association

Dr Tony Peacock

Chief Executive, CRC Association
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Biography

Dr Tony Peacock is the Chief Executive of the Cooperative Research Centres Association located in Barton, Canberra.

Tony was the Chief Executive of the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) from 2005 and the Pest Animal Control CRC from 2001.

He was Managing Director of the Pig Research & Development Corporation from 1996-2001.

Tony is a passionate advocate for applied research and was the 2010 winner of the Australian Government Eureka Prize for Promoting the Public Understanding of Science.

A reproductive scientist by training, Tony has worked at the Universities of Sydney, Melbourne and Saskatchewan.

Tony is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra.

He has served on the Boards of several start-up biotechnology companies and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Tony has a high media profile and has a regular spot on ABC radio speaking about science and innovation.

His current research interests are in science communication, research leadership and effective innovation systems.