Foundation Council Members

PROFESSOR SUSAN POND AM

Professor Susan Pond

Dr Susan Pond AM FTSE is Adjunct Professor in Sustainability at the United States Studies Centre and Chair of the Australian Initiative for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (AISAF). Her area of interest is the development of the advanced transportation biofuels industry, including the critical success factors required for commercially viable production at scale.

Dr Pond is also Chair of the Australian Government Clean Technology Innovation Committee, Vice-President of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Director of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, the Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology and Biotron Ltd and a Board member Innovation Australia.

Before joining the US Studies Centre, Dr Pond was a senior executive with Johnson & Johnson, serving as Director of Pharmaceutical Research for six years and Managing Director for the next six years of its Sydney-based biotechnology company, Johnson & Johnson Research Pty Limited (JJR).

From 2004, Dr Pond was Director and, from 2007, Chairman of the Australian biotechnology industry organisation, AusBiotech Limited.

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