Antarctic Science Foundation
Tony Haymet is a University and Institution leader, entrepreneur, business founder & owner, change manager, scientist, academic and experienced board member. Until June 30, 2020, Haymet was Director, Oceans, for the Minderoo Foundation based in Perth, Western Australia, where he established leadership and management for a $49 million philanthropic research program. Haymet is Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of Worldfish, and co-founder and co-owner of MRV Systems LLC, a for-profit company manufacturing in-ocean robots, both sea- and air-launchable, with a wide variety of sensors.
Haymet was the tenth Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and also UCSD Vice-Chancellor for Marine Sciences, and is now Emeritus Director & Vice-Chancellor and Distinguished Professor Emeritus. Scripps is a 117-year-old, “soft money” US$200 million earth science institution of 1600+ people addressing societally relevant issues in the fields of fisheries, the solid earth, seismology, oceans & atmosphere, and marine biology. Haymet led 300 projects in 60 EEZs. Haymet was previously Chief of CSIRO Marine Research, then Marine & Atmospheric Research, founder of the cross-cutting “Wealth from Oceans” Flagship, and Established Chair of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Sydney. As part of the “one CSIRO” change process, Haymet merged two divisions of CSIRO and led change processes, especially in external and internal communications across 52 sites.
Haymet is an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Engineering (ATSE) and the Australian Chemical Institute (RACI). He is the author of 175 peer-reviewed publications, many highly cited (Google scholar h-index 59). He has advised governments of many jurisdictions, including Australia, USA, California (5th largest economy in the world) and Tasmania.