HMRI Board

Professor Alex Zelinsky AO
Professor Alex Zelinsky AO
Non-Executive Director - HMRI (University of Newcastle)

Professor Alex Zelinsky AO is Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Newcastle.

Prior to joining the University, Professor Zelinsky was Chief Defence Scientist, leading Defence Science and Technology. Prior to this, Professor Zelinsky was Group Executive for Information Sciences at CSIRO and was CEO and co-founder of Seeing Machines, a technology company focused on computer vision.  Seeing Machines was startup from ANU where he was a Professor of Systems Engineering.

Professor Zelinsky’s  career spans innovation, science and technology, research and commercial start-ups and education.

Professor Zelinsky has a Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Honours), Doctor of Philosophy and Honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Wollongong, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard University.

Professor Zelinsky has received numerous national and international awards, including being appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) in 2017. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, the Institute of Engineers Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In May 2019 he was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.

Service as a director
Appointed to HMRI Board 19th November 2018

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Chair

Kyle Loades
Chair, HMRI Board and Non-Executive Director – HMRI (community)

Directors

Non-Executive Director - HMRI (HNEH)
Non-Executive Director - HMRI (HNELHD)
Kirsten Molloy
Non-Executive Director – HMRI (Community)
Kirsten Mulley
Non-Executive Director – HMRI (Community)
Elizabeth Sullivan
Non-Executive Director – HMRI (University of Newcastle)
Institute Director, HMRI
Scott Walkom
Non-Executive Director – HMRI (Community) | Chair, HMRI Foundation
Professor John Wiggers
Non-Executive Director - HMRI (HNELHD)
Professor Alex Zelinsky AO
Non-Executive Director - HMRI (University of Newcastle)