Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky announced to DST staff today that he will be leaving Defence in November to take up the role of Vice-Chancellor, University of Newcastle.
"It has been a privilege to serve the Department of Defence and Australia, without a doubt the job of Chief Defence Scientist has been the best of my career" he said.
Alumni were represented at the 2018 Strategic Context Seminar held recently at Fairbairn ACT. Jim Smith (right) accepted CDS's invitation to be part of the appreciative audience, while Simon Oldfield (centre) attended in his capacity as a mentor for the DST Graduate Program in Scientific Leadership.
The DST Alumni site will become the focus for communication between DST and alumni members, and between members.
Your senior representative in DST, Dr Ian Dagley, Chief Partnerships and Engagement Division
Consultation sessions on the alumni were held in Melbourne and Adelaide on 18 and 20 July respectively.