Dr. James Chin Moody

Leader in innovation, sustainability.


A leading thinker in innovation and sustainability, James Chin Moody is an outstanding communicator, academic and business professional.

Current work
James is the Chief Executive Officer of TuShare, a company with a vision of creating the world’s largest community of sharers, helping things to reach their full lifespan. He is also CEO of Sendle, a delivery business that has disrupted the postal industry.

James sits on the Advisory Council of the Australian Bureau of Statistics, is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, sits on the Global Citizenship Panel for GE, and is the vice-chair of the forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Intellectual Property System.

Previous experience
He was previously Executive Director, Development at Australia’s national research agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), one of the world’s largest and most diverse global research organisations.

Author:With a compelling view of the future ahead of us, James is the co-author of the best-selling book The Sixth Wave: How to Succeed in a Resource Limited World. He is also passionate about science communication and from 2004 to 2011 was a regular panelist on the ABC TV television program The New Inventors.

Awards: In 2005 James was chosen by Engineers Australia as one of the top 100 most influential engineers in Australia and in 2007 named by Boss Magazine as one of their young executives of the year. In 2000, he was named Young Professional Engineer of the Year and Young Queenslander of the Year and the following year he was awarded Young Australian of the Year in Science and Technology.

An engineer by training, James received his PhD in innovation theory from the Australian National University and was also a chief systems engineer for FedSat, the first Australian satellite to be launched in 30 years. Through his addresses to audiences, he shares his insights into technology, science, innovation and sustainability. He keeps crowds rapt, drawing on his wealth of experience and practical insight.


Talking Points
The Next Wave of Innovation
How to Succeed in a World of Limited Resources
Global Megatrends and the Circular Economy