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 and entomologist, 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. Currently, she is Chair of the Scientific Advisory Group (biosecurity) to the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, a member of the Advisory Committee on Chemical Scheduling for the Therapeutic Goods Administration, and was engaged by the Atlas of Living Australia to lead national consultations for their new strategic plan.

Previously, she has been a member of a range of government advisory bodies in agriculture and biosecurity, including the Biosecurity Advisory Council, ACIAR Commission, Chair of Science Reference Panel for Yellow Canopy Syndrome in Sugar Cane, Chair of the international Global Biodiversity Information Facility, and Chair of Science Advisory Panel for Landcare New Zealand’s National Collections. 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.