Rodney Bloom

Melbourne, Australia


Rodney Bloom is the Executive Director, Development with CSIRO, Australia’s national Research & Development institution. He is responsible for CSIRO’s growth and international activities.

Additionally Rodney was Executive Director of CSIRO Chile and responsible for its activities in Latin America.

He is also focussed on steering a “Futures” program which focuses thought on global challenges out to 2020 and beyond. He has been a protagonist in the development of work done in Chile, Colombia and Australia looking at the future of Mining, Energy & Water systems in those countries as well as contributing to the establishment of a social licence to operate program with many major players across the system.

Prior to CSIRO, Rodney was the Managing Director of the Deloitte Innovation Academy, a forum for business, government, public and leading thinkers and researchers to progress new ideas towards delivering economic growth.



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