Dr Katherine Woodthorpe

Dr Katherine Woodthorpe

Chairman, Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre
Chairman, Fishburners
Chairman, HEARing CRC
Non Executive Director, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
Non Executive Director, Capital Markets CRC Ltd
Non Executive Director, Bioplatforms Australia Ltd
Non Executive Director, Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute
Non Executive Director, Sirtex Medical Limited
Non Executive Director, Deep Exploration Technologies Pty Ltd
Member, NSW Council, Australian Institute of Company Directors

Current Positions

Chairman, Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre
Chairman, Fishburners
Chairman, HEARing CRC
Non Executive Director, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
Non Executive Director, Capital Markets CRC Ltd
Non Executive Director, Bioplatforms Australia Ltd
Non Executive Director, Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute
Non Executive Director, Sirtex Medical Limited
Non Executive Director, Deep Exploration Technologies Pty Ltd
Member, NSW Council, Australian Institute of Company Directors


Previous Positions

Board Member, Commercialisation Australia
CEO, AVCAL

Areas of Expertise

Business Business and Government, Business Practice / Management, Governance, Industry Development / Policy, Innovation, Science and Research, Social and Environmental Responsibility, Women in Business
Finance Investment Management and Funds, Superannuation
Government Industry, Energy and Resources, Science and Innovation, Treasury and Finance
Not for Profit Environment, Conservation and Heritage, Governance, Government Regulation and Legislation

Biography

Dr Katherine Woodthorpe is a professional company director on a number of government, corporate and not-for-profit boards. Prior to this she was the Chief Executive of AVCAL, the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association for seven years. Prior to AVCAL, she held a broad range of management and board positions, in Australia and overseas.

Katherine has considerable experience, expertise and a long track record in public affairs including government relations. She has deep knowledge of the private equity and superannuation industries in the financial sector and a strong track record in a broad range of technology orientated industries including mining and healthcare. Katherine has a strong background in commercialisation and R&D.

She has been cited in various media as one of Australia’s most influential people in innovation and in 2013, was included in the Australian Financial Review’s “100 Women of Influence”.

Katherine has a BSc (1st Class Hons) from Manchester University and PhD in Chemistry. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (and sits on their NSW Council) and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Technology Sydney.

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