Eureka moment for veski chairman

30 July
veski chairman Professor Snow Barlow
veski chairman Professor Snow Barlow

veski chairman Professor Snow Barlow FTSE has been named as a finalist in the 2015 Eureka Prizes for his leadership in developing the science base to shape Australian agriculture’s responses to climate change.

Professor Barlow is among three Australian science leaders named as finalists for the CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science, which will be announced in August 2015 in Sydney.

Being named as a finalist for this prestigious prize is a demonstration of his commitment to Australian science, and particularly his focus on agriculture and climate change.

Agriculture in Australia will be profoundly impacted by climate change and, conversely, is a critical component of Australia’s climate change mitigation strategy. Through his research, advocacy and policy engagement, Professor Snow Barlow’s leadership has developed the science base to shape Australian agriculture’s responses to climate change.

During his time as veski chairman, Snow has helped bring more than 19 international scientists and researchers to continue their work in Victoria as veski innovation fellows.

veski chief executive officer Ms Julia Page said that Snow has also been instrumental in the establishment of the new veski sustainable agricultural fellowships, which will be announced later this year.

"Snow has made an important contribution to science in Australia, particularly in Victoria where he has helped veski attract world-class talent to continue their research as part of our growing research community," Ms Page said.

"The board and I congratulate Snow on being named a finalist, and thank him for his ongoing contribution to the success of veski." 

Presented annually by the Australian Museum, the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes reward excellence in the fields of research & innovation, leadership, science communication & journalism and school science.

Read about all of the finalists in the 2015 Eureka Prizes.

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