Drew Clarke AO FTSE FRGS
Governance Advisory Board Chair
Drew Clarke is an experienced Board Director with a background in public policy and administration. His 40 years in the Australian Public Service encompassed leadership of applied science agencies, industry innovation programs, data policy, energy policy and technology programs, and terms as Secretary of the Department of Resources and Energy and Secretary of the Department of Communications. He is currently Chair of the Australian Energy Market Operator Ltd, a Director of the national science agency CSIRO and a Director of the national broadband company NBNCo. He also has several advisory roles in energy research and technology.
Drew began his public sector career working as a surveyor in Australia and Antarctica. His Antarctic experience includes fieldwork in Enderby Land, chairing the SCAR Working Group on Geodesy and Geographic Information, and leading policy reviews on Antarctic data management and science governance. He has a Master of Science from The Ohio State University, is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2016 Mr Clarke was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia for distinguished service to public administration.