Dr Tony Peacock is the Chief Executive of the Cooperative Research Centres Association. With more than two decades as CEO of industry research organisations, Tony is an expert on collaboration between industry and academia.
Tony is a passionate advocate for applied research and was the 2010 winner of the Australian Government Eureka Prize for Promoting the Public Understanding of Science. He has a high media profile with regular spots on ABC Radio speaking on innovation. He was a 2014 Monash University Churchill Fellow, investigating how business and universities around the world work together to innovate.
Tony has served on the Board of several start-up biotechnology companies and environmental groups, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra. He was the founding Chairman of Mulligans Flat Woodlands Sanctuary.