Anna-Maria Arabia is currently the Director of Policy for the Hon Bill Shorten, Leader of the Federal Opposition. She was until recently the General Manager at Questacon, a position which included overseeing the Inspiring Australia initiative. Before this, Anna-Maria was CEO of Science & Technology Australia (formerly FASTS) the national peak body for the science and technology sector. She has worked extensively with parliamentarians, business leaders, the media and the broader community and is a Director of the Board of Spinal Cord Injuries Australia. Anna-Maria also has experience as a research scientist working in||neuroscience in Australia and overseas.