After four stellar years as Science & Technology Australia’s CEO, Misha Schubert has announced her resignation in the new year to take up another major CEO opportunity.
STA President Professor Mark Hutchinson said it was with deep sadness that the Board of STA had accepted her resignation.
“In her four years as CEO, Misha has taken STA to new heights as an influential policy advocacy voice that is highly respected across the breadth of the Parliament and policymaking,” he said.
“She has doubled STA’s membership and revenue, diversified its income streams and strengthened its financial security, developed crucial Indigenous partnerships with deep trust and reciprocity, and built and nurtured an inspiring staff team of talented, hard-working stars.”
“We are deeply grateful to her for all she has done to take STA to its next scale of success – and are excited for her personally as she takes this next step in her career.”
Ms Schubert said it was with a heavy heart that she had shared the news with the staff and Board of STA today – and it was a wrench to leave this role that she has loved deeply.
“It has been a constant inspiration to serve in this pivotal leadership role for Australia’s science and technology sectors, and to have the privilege of speaking with and for the nation’s science and technology leaders, experts and entrepreneurs every day.”
“Australia’s remarkable scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians are crucial to our country’s future, its prosperity and social cohesion – and it has been such a privilege to serve them and our nation in this role.”
“I am so grateful to our staff, members, Board and the STEM community for what we have built together – and the shared legacy we have forged over these four years – and am so looking forward to seeing the next chapter of success for STA as a continuing champion of the organisation.”
“I especially want to thank the two Presidents I have served – Professor Mark Hutchinson and Professor Jeremy Brownlie – and our Boards for their transformative leadership, and every one of our remarkable staff team which I have led with our terrific Deputy CEO Dr Sandra Gardam.”
A formal recruitment process to appoint the next CEO will begin in the coming weeks.