Chair, CSIRO

David is a global business leader focused on technology and telecommunications with more than 30 years of experience creating brand and shareholder value.

He is currently Chairman of Australia’s national scientific research agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Chairman of Jobs NSW focused on job creation in NSW, and on the Advisory Boards of Square Peg Capital and UHG.

He also had a successful career as CEO of Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company.

Mr. Thodey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and English from Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. He attended the Kellogg School of Management Postgraduate General Management Program at Northwestern University in Chicago, USA.