Member Contact: Stella Clark
Position: Executive Director
Industry: Industry Support Services
Stella Connect P/L, helps people, organisations and their ideas connect to maximise productive outcomes. Associate Professor Stella Clark has unique ability to, and genuine interest in, facilitating scientific endeavours across organisations both public and private. Her areas of expertise cover policy and program development, strategic planning, facilitation as well as tackling communication and gender challenges. She has worked at senior and executive levels and enjoys enabling cooperative, beneficial, innovative ventures. Her business acumen comes from running a small not for profit public company. Stella is deeply committed to biosciences and biotechnology and is keen to promote the development of young scientists and future leaders of science. She excels at fostering connections between senior people and in assisting the development of meaningful relationships.
After gaining a PhD from the University of Melbourne in 1984, Stella spent three years as a CJ Martin Fellow at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in London before returning to a research career in Australia. Her career was as a biomedical research scientist in the area of diabetes was recognised in 2014 when she was listed on the NHMRC website “High Achievers in Australian Health and Medical Research”. In 1994, Stella helped establish the Premier’s Award for Medical Research in Victoria, which recognises outstanding talent amongst young Victorian medical researchers.
Stella is currently on the Boards of The Bionics Institute, the Victorian Cancer Biobank, the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Trust and the Melbourne Boston Sister City Association where she Chairs the Hugh Rogers Fellowship Committee. In 2012 Stella was made an Honorary Principal Fellow at the University of Melbourne In 2013 she was awarded a Certificate of Merit upon graduation from the AICD Company Director’s Course.