Our Board of Directors

The Mater Research Board of Directors is a diverse and dedicated team of professionals who are committed to the endeavours of the institute and its mission. The broad spectrum of experience and professional backgrounds provides Mater Research with strong leadership, knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the prevention and treatment of conditions through all stages of life.

Dr Carrie Hillyard—Deputy Chair

Dr Carrie Hillyard—Deputy Chair

Dr Carrie Hillyard has a PhD from London University and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. As co-founder of CM Capital she has led the Life Sciences practice at CM Capital for more than 10 years. Her previous experience was in medical and diagnostics research in the UK and Australia.

Carrie has published more than 100 research papers, mainly in the fields of calcium regulation and diagnostics. An inventor of a number of patents, Carrie has been involved in the complete product lifecycle, responsible for the development of new products from basic research to commercialisation. Through her company, Bionetworks, she has provided mentoring to entrepreneurs and assistance with the commercialisation of research, business planning, licensing and intellectual property issues to small companies and academic institutions.

As a member of a number of Federal and State government boards and advisory bodies, Carrie provides advice on the development of the biotechnology and venture capital industries and currently serves on the board of CathRx Ltd. Awarded a Centenary medal in 2003, Carrie has bought her experience to the Mater Research Board since 2007.