The Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, Chris Bowen MP, today announced the reappointment of Ms Erica Smyth as a part-time member of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) Board for five years.
"I am delighted that Ms Smyth has agreed to continue to serve on the ANSTO Board, which has benefited from her experience as a professional company director, scientist and businesswoman," Mr Bowen said.
"I congratulate Ms Smyth on her reappointment and I look forward to her continued contribution as ANSTO continues its vital work as a centre of excellence in nuclear science and technology."
ANSTO Chairman, Dr Paul Greenfield, also congratulated Ms Smyth on her reappointment.
"Ms Smyth has been a tremendous asset to the Board. Her experience has helped ensure that ANSTO Minerals delivers significant financial and environmental benefits to Australian mining and minerals processing customers, enabling safer mining and better products for export," Dr Greenfield said.
Ms Smyth was appointed to the ANSTO Board in 2008. She has over 35 years' experience in the mineral and petroleum industries.
ANSTO operates Australia's only nuclear research reactor and provides more than 500,000 patient doses of nuclear medicines to Australians each year .
For further information on ANSTO visit www.ansto.gov.au
Biographical details of Ms Smyth are available.
Media contacts: Mr Bowen's office 02 6277 7580