Dr Carrie Hillyard is currently Chairman of Fitgenes, a company dedicated to preventive health care, Chairman of FizzioFit Pty Ltd and Deputy Chairman of the Mater Medical Research Institute.
Previously, she was a co-founder of venture fund CM Capital Investments and a director of several of its investee companies and led its Life Sciences group for over 10 years.
She has commercialised products from laboratory bench to market and was an inventor of a number of patented technologies.
Her previous experience was in medical and diagnostics research in the UK and Australia.
Dr Hillyard has also mentored entrepreneurs, assisted with commercialisation and licensing and served on government, public and private company boards, including membership of the former Industry Research and Development Board and ANSTO.
She has a PhD from London University, was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) in 1997 and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2012.
She was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003, the inaugural Women in Technology Biotechnology Star award in 2006 and the AusBiotech Excellence award in 2008.
Carrie currently Chairs the ATSE Queensland Division and will be an incoming Director of the ATSE Board.