Arun Sharma

Member of the Board, Adani Abbot Point Terminal Pty Ltd

Member of the Board, Adani Abbot Point Terminal, Australia. Since 2004, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Commercialization, Queensland University of Technology (QUT); has overseen fast growth in the university’s research trajectory, with a more than three-fold increase in annual research income, and has provided governance oversight of various entrepreneurship initiatives. Co-Founder, National ICT Australia (NICTA) (now Data61). Formerly: Head, School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW), co-founded the Cooperative Research Centre for Smart Internet Technology; Member, inaugural Independent Advisory Council, Australian Research Council; Member, Advisory Board, Manufacturing Centre, Federal Government’s Enterprise Connect Programme; Chair, Universities Australia Deputy Vice-Chancellors (Research) Committee; Member, Queensland Premier’s Smart State Council and Premier’s Business Roundtable. Member, Advance Queensland Expert Panel. 1999, Head, Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW. Recipient of honours and awards, including: named to Knowledge Nation 100 list, The Australian newspaper; 2010 Queensland Premier’s Special Award for contribution to building the export profile of the state. 1985, BSc in Computer Science, Birla Institute of Technology and Science – Pilani; 1990, PhD in Computer Science, State University of New York, Buffalo; postdoctoral training, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT; 2008, graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors.