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Andy Farrant joins the WA Technology and Industry Advisory Council
Date Published: 6/07/2012

Science and Innovation Minister John Day today announced Andrew (Andy) Farrant as the newest member of the Western Australian Technology and Industry Advisory Council (TIAC).

Mr Day said Mr Farrant has more than 25 years management experience.

“Mr Farrant’s wide-ranging experience will assist TIAC in providing strategic, evidence-based advice to government aimed at identifying and encouraging innovative approaches to delivering sustainable and diverse economic growth in Western Australia,” he said.

“He has been the general manager and company secretary for defence technology company Poseidon Scientific Instruments; the chief executive officer for Country Arts WA; and chair of the Federal Ministerial Advisory Committee Playing Australia.

“In his role at Poseidon Scientific Instruments, Mr Farrant was responsible for leading a team that developed the signal receivers for the Murchison Widefield Array, a pre-cursor project for the Square Kilometre Array.

“He now provides strategic advice through his own private consultancy, specialising in organisational governance.”
The Minister said TIAC is the State’s key independent advisory body encouraging the development of industry, science and technology in Western Australia.

The council is currently progressing a number of research projects to provide strategic recommendations to build on the State’s areas of competitive advantage and create a strong, diverse and sustainable economy for future generations of West Australians.

Minister's Office: 6552 6200

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