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Mission lead, critical energy metals, CSIRO

Dr. Jerad A Ford is an innovation strategy manager with nearly two decades of experience across industry, academia and government. He has international experience with leading research institutions including Battelle, The University of Queensland and The CSIRO. He has experiences spanning many sectors including oil and gas, renewable energy, defence, management consulting and minerals. In his current role at CSIRO Jerad is leading a consortium to build new metal value chains to drive the global energy transition.


  • 2017–present
    Strategic Advsory, CSIRO Futures
  • 2012–2017
    Research fellow, UQ Business School
  • 2001–2011
    Senior research scientist, Battelle


  • 2015 
    The University of Queensland, PhD Business
  • 2001 
    Miami University , B.Sc.