Professor Maurice Moloney is to become Group Executive, Food, Health and Life Science Industries for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
After four years as Director and Chief Executive of Rothamsted Research, Professor Maurice Moloney will be departing in December, to take a new post as Group Executive, Food, Health and Life Science Industries for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) from December 2013. He will take up his new post at Australia's national science agency in December 2013.
See the press release from Rothamsted Research here: www.rothamsted.ac.uk/news/professor-maurice-moloney-join-commonwealth-scientific-and-industrial-research-organisation.
Professor Doug Kell, Chief Executive of BBSRC said: "Maurice has made huge contributions to UK bioscience over the last four years, not only for Rothamsted Research but for the wider BBSRC and scientific community. Thanks to his leadership, the profile and impact of the Institute's excellent research has been greatly enhanced. Maurice recognised the value of Rothamsted's research - not only for improving our knowledge but also for delivering economic and social benefits for the UK - and built on this for the benefit of the Institute with exceptional results. This has ensured an excellent future for Rothamsted Research and for UK agri-science. We wish Maurice the best in his new role and UK bioscience is indebted to him."
About Rothamsted Research
Rothamsted Research receives strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). It is the longest running agricultural research station in the world, providing cutting-edge science and innovation for nearly 170 years. Its mission is to deliver the knowledge and new practices to increase crop productivity and quality and to develop environmentally sustainable solutions for food and energy production. Its strength lies in the integrated, multidisciplinary approach to research in plant, insect and soil science. www.rothamsted.research.ac.uk