Blue Economy CRC LogoThe Blue Economy CRC has two exciting announcements; it is calling for general projects across its five integrated user-defined research programs, and has nominated a new CEO.

Appointment of Dr John Whittington as Inaugural CEO


Dr John Whittington

The Blue Economy CRC is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr John Whittington as its inaugural CEO.

John has joined the Blue Economy CRC from the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, where he has been the Secretary for more than five years. As the leader of the agency, he has been responsible for a regionally dispersed workforce of approximately 1,400 people.

John will take up the role of CEO in late January 2020, based in Launceston in Tasmania. In the interim, the work of the CRC will continue to be led strongly by Dr Darren Cundy.

Learn more about John and his appointment.

Call for Projects

  • The deadline to submit an Expression of Interest for a general project is 14 February 2020.
  • If you wish to propose or discuss a project idea with program leaders, please register via Connect – Blue Economy, the Blue Economy CRC’s online collaboration space.
  • Visit the Blue Economy CRC website for more information about how to submit a BE-CRC project