Carrie Hillyard

Bsc (joint hons) PhD FTSE FAICD


Carrie is Deputy Chairman of the Mater Medical Research Institute.  Previously, she was a co-founder of venture fund, CM Capital Investments and led its Life Sciences group for over 10 years.


An inventor of a number of patented technologies, Carrie has personal experience commercialising products, from lab bench to market.


Carrie has also mentored entrepreneurs, assisted with commercialisation and licensing and served on a number of government, public and private company boards.


Carrie was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering in 1997 and awarded a Centenary medal in 2003.


Over the years, amongst those mentioned above, Carrie has held many senior board positions including on the Federal Australian IR&D Board, UniQuest, Ansto and more. 


Carrie is currently Chairman of Fitgenes, a company dedicated to preventive healthcare, and FizzioFit Pty Ltd, which has developed an App for exercise prescription.