Dr. Maurice Moloney


Dr. Maurice Moloney was appointed as the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) effective October 1, 2014.

Prior to joining GIFS, Dr. Moloney was the Group Executive for Food, Health and Life Sciences at the Commonwealth Science Industries Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia. From 2010 to 2013, Dr. Moloney was the Director and Chief Executive of Rothamsted Research near London, UK. Dr. Moloney’s career in plant biotechnology spans more than 30 years.

Prior to founding SemBioSys, he was a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary, pursuing research on seed-specific gene expression, herbicide resistance and the plant cell cycle. From 1995-2003, he held the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Industrial Research Chair in plant biotechnology. Dr. Moloney holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Imperial College, London, and was awarded his doctorate in plant biochemistry from De Montfort University/Leicester Polytechnic in the UK.