Universities Australia, Australia. Catriona Jackson has become Universities Australia’s new Chief Executive. A highly experienced advocate, Catriona has been Deputy Chief Executive of Universities Australia for the past two years and is former CEO of Science and Technology Australia. She has also served as Director of Communication and External Liaison in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor at ANU, and as a senior journalist and Ministerial adviser. She has deep experience of the policy making process, having led Universities Australia’s policy team as Deputy Chief Executive and having acted as Chief Executive on many occasions. She is Chair of the Advisory Board for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale Biophotonics, a founding member of the Science Sector Group, and co-founded the National Research Alliance.