Executive Director, Stella Connect
Community Service and Engagement, Health and Medical, Science, Technology and Innovation
Stella runs her business Stella Connect P/L which helps people and organisations to connect their ideas to maximise productive outcomes. Previously she has been CEO of the Bio21 Cluster and Obesity Australia. Stella spent nearly 20 years in medical research and is 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, which recognises outstanding talent amongst young Victorian medical researchers. She is currently Chair of the Victorian Cancer Biobank and is on the Boards of The Bionics Institute, The ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function and the Melbourne Boston Sister City Association. 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.