Genome Valley

Dr. Anna Lavelle
Chief Executive Officer,
Aus Biotech Ltd, Australia

Dr Anna Lavelle was appointed inauguralChief Executive Officer and Executive Director of AusBiotech Ltd in June 2005. AusBiotechis Australia's industry body for life sciences,with over 3,000 members. Dr Lavelle alsoChairs, or is a member of various Federal andState government committees associated withbiotechnology, including the VictorianBiotechnology Advisory Council, thePharmaceuticals Industry Strategy Group, theR&D Tax Incentive Advisory Committee (allstate and federal Ministerial appointments)and the Pharmaceuticals Industry Council. Dr Lavelle is also a Director on the Board ofResearch Australia.

Previously, Dr Lavelle was a Senior Executive with the Australian Red CrossBlood Service (ARCBS), commencing in 1998 as Director responsible forStrategic Planning and Business Development. Prior to joining ARCBS, DrLavelle held positions of Chief Executive Officer of a public health organisation,Industry Lobbyist for a member organisation and commenced employment as anacademic at Monash University, Melbourne.Dr Lavelle holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics from the University ofMelbourne and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors,including their 'Mastering the Boardroom' program.