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Biographical entry McIntosh, Sir Malcolm Kenneth (1945 - 2000)


14 December 1945
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
7 February 2000
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Physicist and Public servant


Sir Malcolm Kenneth McIntosh was Chief Executive of the CSIRO from 1996 to 2000. McIntosh was qualified physicist and had worked in the public service since the 1970s. From 1991 to 1996 McIntosh held the position of Chief of Defence Procurement for the British Defence Department. His work in this post gained him a knighthood in 1996. McIntosh was made a Companion in the Order of Australia in 1999, in recognition of his work to develop the technological and scientific research sectors in Australia.



1990 - 1991
Career position - Secretary, Department of Industry, Technology and Commerce, Australian Government
1991 - 1996
Career position - Chief of Defence Procurement, Department of Defence, United Kingdom
1996 - 2000
Career position - Chief Executive, CSIRO
Award - Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for service to excellence in scientific and technical research, for providing new opportunities for industry, and to Australian Defence industry and science policy

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