Steve McIntosh

Senior Manager, Government and International Affairs - Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

Steve McIntosh was admitted to the NSW bar in 1984.  At that time, he was working as an Associate to a Commissioner of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission.  He subsequently earned a BA (Honours) in History while continuing to work with the Commission.

In 1990, Steve transferred to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, where he worked in the Department’s legal office for around six years.

From late 1995 until late 1999, he was posted to the Australian Permanent Mission to the International Atomic Energy Agency and other international organisations in Vienna.  While in Vienna, Steve represented Australia in discussions on a wide range of nuclear and arms control issues.  He also took on international leadership roles in negotiations on issues such as nuclear liability and radioactive waste management.

In early 2000, Steve joined the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), and assumed responsibility for the government and regulatory liaison aspects of what was known as the Replacement Reactor Project.  Since the completion of that project with the commissioning of the OPAL Reactor in 2007, Steve has assumed responsibilities in relation to government and international affairs, including the possible use of nuclear power in Australia.  During his time at ANSTO, Steve has also continued to lead negotiations at the International Atomic Energy Agency on nuclear liability, safety and security of radioactive sources and security of nuclear facilities.  He is the current chair of the IAEA International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability (INLEX).

Steve assumed his current position as Senior Manager, Government and International Affairs at ANSTO in July 2015.  In that capacity, he is responsible for ANSTO’s interactions with Ministers and their offices, with Federal, State and Local Governments and with international nuclear organisations and ANSTO’s counterpart organisations in other countries.  He is Australia’s National Representative to the IAEA Regional Co-operative Agreement for Nuclear Science and Technology in the Asia-Pacific.

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