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Donna Hancock

QIMR Berghofer Chief Operating Officer

Donna Hancock is the Chief Operating Officer, Secretary to QIMR Berghofer Council, and heads the Institute’s Support Division. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Newcastle University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Melbourne.

She has an extensive background in finance, governance, strategic planning, business development and systems development, with particular expertise in commercial management and research administration.  Prior to joining QIMR Berghofer in 2008, Donna worked for more than 20 years as a senior executive with BHP.

Donna is a director of QIMR Berghofer subsidiaries, genomiQa Pty Ltd, Endpoint IQ Pty Ltd and Q-Gen Pty Ltd and a former director of clinical trials company, QPharm Pty Ltd.  She is also a former member of the Medical Board of Australia (Qld Registrations Committee) and a former member of the Pharmacists Board of Queensland.