Leading Clever People Through Change


Speaker: Dr Geoff Garrett AO (Queensland Chief Scientist)
Date: 11th November 2011

Dr Geoff Garrett was appointed Queensland Chief Scientist to the Queensland Government in January 2011. Formerly he was, for eight years, Chief Executive and member of the Board of Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Prior to joining CSIRO, Geoff led South Africa’s national science agency, the CSIR, as President and Chief Executive from 1995, following five years as Executive Vice President: Operations. He was named South Africa’s ‘Boss of the Year’ in 1998, and ‘Engineer of the Year’ by the South African Society of Professional Engineers in 1999.

Dr Garrett has vast experience managing highly intelligent people in organisations including CSIRO. He draws from this experience to highlight two key elements in leading clever people through change, and give practical tips to help ‘herd cats’!