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 2017 Howard Partners is celebrating 18 years as an independent public policy research, advisory, and management consulting firm.
Howard Partners Pty Ltd, in collaboration with Technopolis Group Limited, based in the UK, is currently providing professional advice for the development of a long term strategic plan ‘to maximise Australia’s innovation potential, positioning Australia to seize the next wave of economic prosperity and ensuring Australia’s wellbeing and economic growth in the future’.
Howard Partners recently completed an assignment to assist the Hunter RDA to develop a regional 'smart specialization strategy' - an integrated, place based, and transformation policy framework that will provide a basis for regional development investment.