Lead Scientist @ Department of Economic Development
Dr Amanda Caples BSc Hons PhD GAICD was appointed to the Victorian Lead Scientist role in mid-2016. The Lead Scientist works across the Victorian Government to foster linkages and identify opportunities for economic outcomes by engaging with business, the research sector and the Australian government. Amanda brings to the role broad experience in technology commercialisation, public policy development and governance of public and private entities. Previously as Deputy Secretary Sector Development and Programs, Amanda was responsible for the development of Future Industries strategic sector growth plans and for support of the Victorian science, innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem.