Researcher biography

Dr Russell Reichelt has been the Chairman and Chief Executive of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, and Member of the Board of Australian Maritime Safety Authority since 2007. His scientific expertise is in tropical marine ecology, population modelling, remote sensing and fisheries.

Previously, Dr Reichelt has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Institute of Marine Science and as Chairman of Australia’s Fisheries Research and Development Corporation and Seafood Services Australia Ltd.

Other past roles include Chairman of the National Oceans Advisory Group, and CEO and board member of CRC Reef Research Centre Ltd and Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Ltd.

Dr Reichelt was awarded an Australian Centenary Medal in 2003. He is also a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (UK).