WAMSI’s Foundation Chairman, Dr Bernard Bowen, was last night inducted into the WA Science Hall of Fame at the WA Science Awards Gala Dinner.
Dr Bernard Bowen was instrumental in establishing WAMSI during the inception and start-up period 2005 – 2007. Dr Bowen is currently the Chair of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research [ICRAR] which he took on after finishing as the WAMSI Chairman in July 2007. Dr Bowen has retained strong links with the marine science community through WAMSI however and is currently the Chairman of the WAMSI Strategic Programs Committee which advises the Board on strategic issues.
WAMSI CEO, Dr Steve Blake said “This award bestowed on Dr Bowen is very well deserved indeed. He has provided over 50 years of loyal service and scientific leadership to the State. Dr Bowen’s leadership across multiple science disciplines within WA is legendary. Dr Bowen’s focus on good governance, fair process and institutional enablement combines to give all joint venture participants confidence which encourages the ensuing co-investment and additional partnering opportunities.”
Press release: “Science Hall of Fame add a new star” from ICRAR, see attachment.
Photo: Dr Bowen receiving the award at the WA Science Awards Gala Dinner on 8 Dec 2011 with his wife, Esme.