Dr Jim Thompson BSc(Hons), MResSc, PhD, GCELead, PSM
Jim joined QMN in September 2017 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer CEO) and Director in December 2018. Prior to this appointment Jim was Queensland’s Chief Biosecurity Officer and office-in-charge of Biosecurity Queensland within the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. In 2018 he received a public service medal for outstanding public service to biosecurity in Queensland.
Jim has an extensive and distinguished career that includes more than 30 years of experience across five government agencies in New South Wales and Queensland including 14 years in scientific
research focussed on livestock and wildlife management. Jim has been a member and chair of numerous state and national committees focussed on science, policy and organisational leadership. He is currently a sitting member of the Council of Australasian Museum Directors Executive and the Asia Pacific Science and Technology Centres Executive Council and an Executive Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government.