Dr Veronica Borrett has 30 years experience in senior research and leadership roles specialising in national security. In 2015 she was appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW, The Hague), which is the implementing authority for the Chemical Weapons Convention. She also Chairs their working group on Investigative Chemistry, focusing on the forensic issues relevant to the implementation of the Convention. She was formerly an OPCW appointed “Qualified Expert” for investigations of alleged use of chemical warfare agents and for international assistance operations. She is currently Director BAI Scientific, providing strategic advice in the science, technology and IT industries.
Veronica was formerly a Principal Research Scientist with the Defence Science and Technology Group where she led the Chemical, Biological and Radiological National Security Program, including their support to the 2000 Olympics. She was Manager of Operational Programs and Research at the National Institute of Forensic Science, and General Manager of the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute of the University of Melbourne.