Joanne Daly


Dr Joanne Daly is a consultant in agricultural sciences and a CSIRO Honorary Fellow. She has extensive experience in research, research management and governance in the area of agriculture and biosecurity. She retired from CSIRO in December 2015.

Joanne has a PhD from the Department of Population Biology at the Australian National University, and 35 years of experience as an evolutionary biologist, working in the areas of agricultural and environmental science.Joanne has held a wide range of senior and executive leadership roles at CSIRO in agricultural sciences and was Chair of the international Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Currently, she is a member of the Scientific Advisory Group (biosecurity) to the Australian Department of Agriculture, a member of the Advisory Committee on Chemical Scheduling for the Therapeutic Goods Administration, Chair of the Science Reference Panel for yellow canopy syndrome in sugarcane and consultant to the Atlas of Living Australia.

Previously, she has been a member of a range of government advisory bodies in agriculture and biosecurity, including the Biosecurity Advisory Council, ACIAR Commission, Science Advisory Panel in National Collections (for Landcare New Zealand), Board Member of Food Science Australia and the Weed Management CRC. She has been awarded the Public Service Medal, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.