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New Chemistry Australia Podcast Series

Chemistry For Life

Chemistry Australia has developed a new podcast series called Chemistry For Life, hosted by Chemistry Australia CEO Samantha Read.








The inaugural Chemistry For Life podcast series highlights the essential role of chemistry through interviews and discussions with experts and leaders from across the chemistry industry.  It will also examine topical news and issues relevant to the sector.

Episode One

In the first-ever episode of Chemistry For Life, Samantha meets up with new Chemistry Australia Chair, Chairman and Managing Director of BASF Australia and New Zealand, David Hawkins to discuss a range of topics relating to our sector’s social licence; including diversity in the workplace, the increasing focus on sustainability and the resulting opportunities for the chemistry industry.

Episode Two

In Episode Two, the Chemistry For Life podcast explores future trends in the chemistry sector in the Asia Pacific region with Chemistry Australia Chair David Hawkins and BASF President of AS - South & East Asia, ASEAN and ANZ Dr Ram Dhruva, who Samantha caught up with during Dr Dhruva's recent visit to Australia.  


Media contacts:
Shayna Welsh – [email protected] or 0448 660 443


Chemistry Australia is the pre-eminent national body representing the $40 billion Australian chemistry industry, one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the country. The industry employs more than 60,000 people and contributes more than $10.8 billion to Australia’s GDP. Members of Chemistry Australia are positioned across the entire value chain including manufacturers, importers and distributors, logistics and supply chain partners, raw material suppliers, fabricators, compounders, recyclers, research, academia and service providers to the industry. These businesses range from small family-owned companies to leading national and multinational enterprises.  


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