Don has more than 30 years’ experience in science, technology and innovation policy and a recent strong focus on science and technology cooperation issues, research collaboration and technology transfer.
Don is working with Howard Partners as an Associate.
Qualifications and skills
Don possesses excellent communication, mobilisation and change management skills, demonstrated in:
General professional experience
Don's professional experience covers
Don has worked as Industry, Science and Technology Counsellor in Indonesia, a Science and Technology Advisor to the Commonwealth Minister for Industry, Science and Resources, and as Manager, Strategy Development, Biotechnology Australia where he was involved in negotiations with diverse interests in strategy development.
Specific professional experience
Don has deep experience in science and technology policy and international science and technology cooperation. Recent experience has included:
Don has also has in-depth experience as a developer and user of indicators for S&T policy, and author of many reports based on the critical analysis of S&T indicators. He has been Australian correspondent for the EU ERAWATCH global innovation and research policy database, managed by Technopolis.
During 2018 Howard Partners is celebrating 20 years as an independent public policy research, advisory, and management consulting firm.
Howard Partners was honoured to have contributed to the Innovation and Science Australia Strategic Plan, Australia 2030: Prosperity Though Innovation, released in early 2018. Our Consultations Report and Expert Opinion Survey was released at the same time.
Howard Partners is currently working with the National Primary Industries Research and Innovation Committee on a Performance Review of Australia's Rural Innovation System.
In November 2017 the Review Team released an Issues Paper to guide consultations and discussions about the Review. The consultations program has now been completed, involving meetings with over 100 people from research and teaching organisations, business and government.