Dr Carrie Hillyard FTSE is Deputy Chairman of the Mater Research Institute, Chairman of three biotechnology companies, and a Fellow and Director of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. After a career spanning research in London and developing diagnostics in Brisbane, she co-founded venture capital firm, CM Capital and led its Life Sciences group.

Carrie has served on government, public and private company boards and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). She now mentors start-up companies and young people seeking to advance their careers. In recognition of her contributions to biotechnology, she has received awards from AusBiotech and Women in Technology and a Centenary medal.

Carrie is an IMNIS mentor in the MedTech-Pharma Program in Queensland.