Cooperative Research Centres

CRCs are funded jointly by the Federal Government, industry and other commercial and research partners. A CRC is an incorporated or unincorporated organisation, formed through collaborative partnerships between publicly funded researchers and end users. CRCs must comprise at least one Australian end-user (either from the private, public or community sector) and one Australian higher education institution (or research institute affiliated with a university). Improvements in this sector may also have been due to increases in the change in composition of the sector focuses of CRCs.

2018

Of the 29 Cooperative Research Centres reviewed 6 entities had 40% or more board positions held by women. Women hold 28.3% of board positions, with 2 entities failing to have a female on their board. It is disappointing that this sector appears to be gradually improving its board gender diversity at such a slow rate. 2018 data revealed a low 2.8% increase in female representation on boards from 2016 data.
 

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2016

Despite the promising decrease in the percentage of boards that don't have a female director, which has improved from 14.8% in 2015 to 11.1% in 2016, this level of progress has not been mirrored in other statistics. Holistically, only a quarter of directors in CRCs are women. This means a growth of 0.9% since 2015. Although these statistics are still moving in the right direction, this marginal increase is in stark contrast to the commendable percentage increase between 2014 and 2015 of 7.1%.

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2015

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2013

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2012

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2011

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