Dr Helen Scott-Orr AM PSM - Director

Dr Helen Scott-Orr is former Australian Inspector-General of Biosecurity, Executive Director Research, Advisory and Education with NSW Agriculture and NSW Chief Veterinary Officer.

She served as Chief Veterinary Officer and Director, Brucellosis and Tuberculosis Eradication, with NSW Agriculture and led veterinary capacity-building projects in Indonesia on zoonotic disease control, especially rabies, anthrax, brucellosis and leptospirosis.  She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and served on the boards of Animal Health Australia and the Cooperative Research Centres for Invasive Animals, Weeds, Beef, Sheep, Cotton and Rice. She has been the NSW Coordinator of the Crawford Fund since 2013. Helen received a Public Service Medal at the 2010 Australia Day Awards for Outstanding Public Service to Agricultural and Veterinary Science, and in 2021 she was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for "significant service to public administration, to biosecurity, and to veterinary science.