- Degree type: PhD
- Major(s): Physcial and chemical sciences
Former CEO of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology Dr Greg Ayers is highly regarded for his research and career in the atmospheric sciences. Beginning his career with CSIRO in 1975, Dr Ayers held numerous roles including Assistant Chief of Atmospheric Research, Chief of Atmospheric Research and Chief of Marine and Atmospheric Research.
He was on the board of the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre and is a supervisory committee member for the Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research.
"Atmospheric scientist Greg Ayers is the former director of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). Prior to joining the BoM in 2009 Dr Ayers had an impressive career in fundamental and applied research."
Dr Ayers holds various editorial positions and has made significant contributions to higher education in atmospheric sciences. He has authored more than 140 peer-reviewed scientific publications.
During the course of his work Dr Ayers has registered two patents and two commercial licences for instruments he developed. In 1995 he was awarded the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society's Priestly Medal for achievements in the science of acid deposition. In 2006 Dr Ayers was made a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. Having served as CEO for the Bureau of Meteorology, he resigned due to ill health. Dr Ayers is now Principal of Ayers Advisory Pte Ltd.