Ms Carolyn MacDonald

Ms Carolyn MacDonald



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BArts (Journalism) RMIT

Chief Operating Officer

I am an executive leader with more than 25 years' experience across science, broadcasting and digital media. I am passionate about bringing people together to work collaboratively, solve challenges and explore new opportunities to continually contribute to WEHI’s success.  

As Chief Operating Officer, I lead WEHI's Professional Services team to collaborate with our scientists as we work to make medical research discoveries that help our community live longer, healthier lives. I lead a team of experienced executives who deliver WEHI’s Business Development, Communications and Marketing, Research Grants, Philanthropy, Bioservices and Laboratory Operations, Facilities, Governance, Risk and Compliance and Information Technology Services functions.  

I am a member of WEHI’s Executive Team, which leads WEHI’s strategy and operations as overseen by the WEHI Board. 

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