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Hon Ian Macfarlane

Honorary Fellow

  • Bio/Profile
  • Ian is a CSIRO Board Member and Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council; he is a non-executive director of Woodside Petroleum and the Chairman of the Innovative Manufacturing Co-operative Research Centre. He has had a long career in the public service and was elected to Federal Parliament in 1998. He became Australia’s longest serving Federal Resources and Energy Minister and the Coalition’s longest serving Federal Industry and Innovation Minister with over 14 years of experience in both Cabinet and shadow ministerial positions before retiring from parliament in May 2016.