Ian William Chubb, AC (born 17 October 1943) has held the post of Chief Scientist of Australia since 23 May 2011. He was the Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University from 2001 to 2011, and president of the
International Alliance of Research Universities from 2006 to 2009. Chubb has a Masters in Science, a DPhil from the University of Oxford, an honorary doctorate of science from Flinders University and an honorary doctorate of
laws from Monash University. He was made an Officer in the general division of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 1999. In 2006 he was made a Companion of the Order for service to higher education.
Chubb was Vice Chancellor of Flinders University (1995–2000), Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Monash University (1993–1995) and Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Wollongong (1986–1990). He is a former president
Named ACT Australian of the Year 2011, Chubb was recognised for three decades of service to tertiary education and university governance in Australia, and internationally.
The Climate Change Authority
The Climate Change Authority is an Australian statutory agency that began operations on 1 July 2012. Its role is to advise the government on the setting of carbon pollution caps, to conduct periodic reviews of the carbon pricing
The authority has a Board comprising nine members, headed by Bernie Fraser. Other members include Lynne Williams, David Karoly, Elana Rubin, Heather Ridout, John Marlay, John Quiggin, Ian Chubb and Clive Hamilton.
The agency has been allocated A$6.2 million in the 2012-13 financial year.