Natural Hazards Research Australia CEO to retire

The Chief Executive Officer of Natural Hazards Research Australia, Dr Richard Thornton, will leave his position at the end of June this year, at the completion of his current term. 

Having been appointed to lead the Centre through its busy establishment year, Dr Thornton said he decided that the time was right for him to move on to other projects and semi-retirement. 

Dr Thornton has had a long and accomplished association with natural hazards research in Australia. He was Research Director of the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (CRC, 2004-2013), CEO of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC (2013-2021) and continued as CEO into the new Natural Hazards Research Australia from 1 July 2021. 

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