Judi Zielke brings a passion for research and innovation, especially the process of taking an idea into a practical outcome for Australia. As CEO, Ms Zielke leads the ARC in line with the requirements of the Australian Research Council Act 2001, Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013,  and Public Service Act 1999: making recommendations to the responsible Minister in relation to which research applications should be approved for funding through the funding schemes of the National Competitive Grants Program; administering financial assistance approved by the Minister for research programs; and providing advice to the Minister on research matters. Ms Zielke also has responsibility for two federal assessments of research within universities, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) and Engagement and Impact (EI).

Judi Zielke