Carolyn is the acting Chief Operating Officer (COO) at WEHI, in the heart of the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct in Victoria. Carolyn leads WEHI’s Professional Services team to work in collaboration with WEHI scientists to make medical research discoveries that have local, national and global impacts. She oversees WEHI’s Business Development, Communications and Marketing, Grants, Philanthropy, Bioservices and Laboratory Operations, Facilities, Governance, Risk and Compliance and Information Technology Services functions.
Carolyn is an executive with 15 years of leadership experience across the science, broadcasting, digital media and publishing sectors. She joined WEHI in 2017 as Head of Communications and Marketing before becoming WEHI’s COO in March 2020. Before moving into the medical research sector, she had a successful career at the ABC where she held a series of senior executive roles across brand, marketing and communications, innovation and business development.