Dr Adrian (Adi) Paterson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). He commenced his appointment in March 2009. ANSTO operates the multi-purpose Open Pool Australian Light-water (OPAL) Reactor and the Australian Synchrotron, key landmark infrastructure serving research and industry users. Recognised as one of Australia’s largest public research organisations, ANSTO is an international player in the field of nuclear science and technology and a significant manufacturer of nuclear medicines used in Australia and overseas. Adi has extensive experience in national and international science, innovation and energy policy domains and the nuclear fuel cycle. He is Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Engineers Australia and the Royal Society of New South Wales.