Dr Alex Cooke
General Manager, Missions at CSIRO

Dr Alex Cooke is the General Manager for the Missions Program within CSIRO, Australia’s National Science Agency. Prior to this role, Alex was based in Brussels as Australia's Industry, Innovation and Science Counsellor (Europe), supporting the Australian Government's engagement in Europe in areas including hydrogen, critical minerals, space, technology and the digital economy. He was Australia's representative on the OECD's science, technology and innovation-related committees, represented Australia on technology and digital issues at the G7 and G20 and managed the bilateral science and innovation relationship with the EU. Before working in Brussels, Alex led a range of science policy functions in Australia’s Ministry for Industry, Innovation and Science.