Professor John Shine AC was appointed to the CSL Board in June 2006 and became Chairman in October 2011. He is Professor of Molecular Biology and Professor of Medicine at the University of NSW, and a Director of many scientific research and medical bodies throughout Australia. Professor Shine was Executive Director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research from 1990 - 2012. He was also formerly President of the Museum of Applied Arts and Science (Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Observatory) and Chairman of the National Health and Medical Research Council and a Member of the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council. Professor Shine was awarded the 2010 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science and, in 2017, a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC).
Professor Shine is Chairman of the Nomination Committee and Chairman of the Innovation and Development Committee.