Vacancy: Chief Executive Officer CRC Reef Research Centre Townsville, Australia

Amanda Norman amanda.norman at
Thu Sep 30 19:26:41 EDT 1999

Chief Executive Officer

Cooperative Research Centre for the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area

The CRC Reef Research Centre has operated successfully since 1993, and
earlier this year received renewed funding for a further 7 years. The
Centre is strongly supported by both government and the tourism and
fishing industries. An incorporated, not-for-profit company will run the
new Centre.

The Board wishes to appoint a CEO to lead the new company into its next
phase of development: increasing the focus of research onto problems
relevant to the ecologically sustainable development and conservation of
the Great Barrier Reef;  and increasing the non-government revenue with
the goal of being self-supporting within 6 years.

The new CEO will have a track record of excellence in leadership, R&D
management, negotiation and communication skills, and entrepreneurial
ability.  An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the
successful applicant.

Information about CRC Reef Research Centre is available on the website  A detailed position description and an
information package can be obtained by telephone (+61 7 4781 4976), fax
(+61 7 4781 4099), or email crcreef at

Please forward applications to the Executive Officer, CRC Reef Research
Centre, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld 4811.  Closing date for
applications is 29 October 1999.


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