Professor Cuthbertson was appointed as Chief Scientific Officer and R&D Director in 2000. He is responsible for CSL’s global research and development operations. Professor Cuthbertson joined CSL in 1997 as Director of Research. He trained in medicine and science at the University of Melbourne, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, the Howard Florey Institute and the National Institutes of Health in the US. Professor Cuthbertson was then a Senior Scientist at Genentech, Inc. in San Francisco. In 2016, he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) and appointed Enterprise Professor at the University of Melbourne.
Professor Cuthbertson is a member of the Innovation and Development Committee.