Dr Finkel gave a speech at the International Energy Agency on 11 February 2019 in Paris, France.In his speech he outlines some of the motivations for an incr

Dr Finkel gave a keynote speech at the Australian Institute of Company Directors Governance Summit conference on Tuesday5 March 2019.

“Every so often a parent or a student will write to me, seeking my advice. I got one of those emails this year.

“I learnt from my father that far more important than another factory, or another suit, are the principles that guide one’s life.”

“When I was a student the importance of actually specialising in something – mastering a discipline – was more or less assumed.You want a broad mix of people

“We can make something extraordinary even better. And we can do it as realists, and pragmatists – not as utopians.

“Australians have learned to trust researchers.

“Kissinger once said 'University politics are vicious, precisely because the stakes are so small.’

“Without microscopy there is no modern science. End of story.”

“Would you trust doctors using data from artificial intelligence to make life or death health decisions for your child?”