Inspector-General of BiosecurityThe Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources appointed Dr Helen Scott-Orr as the inaugural Inspector-General of Biosecurity (IGB) from 25 July 2016. This is a part-time position.
Dr Scott-Orr has over 40 years’ experience in veterinary and agricultural science in Australia, Indonesia and the United Kingdom.
She has an outstanding record of achievement in animal health management, having served as Executive Director, Research, Advisory and Education; Chief Veterinary Officer; and Director, Brucellosis and Tuberculosis Eradication, with the NSW Department of Primary Industries.
Dr Scott-Orr is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has served on the board of Animal Health Australia and boards of the Cooperative Research Centres for Invasive Animals, Weeds, Beef, Sheep, Cotton and Rice.
Dr Scott-Orr has led veterinary capacity-building projects in Indonesia, focusing on zoonotic disease control. She has also worked on increasing preparedness for a rabies incursion into Northern Australia.