Every hero has a story to tell, and their stories deserve to be heard.
Introducing our Frank and Fearless sessions, where we’ll be inviting brilliant individuals who are pushing the boundaries of science, health, and innovation to join us at CHICC so that we can learn more about their inspiring journeys – both personal and professional.
The first session will be on 1 August from 5 pm, and our inaugural guest is Dr Amanda Caples.
Amanda is Victoria's Lead Scientist, a role that aligns and connects Victoria’s science, technology and innovation capability with business needs and with government’s economic development activities.
Amanda is a founding Non Executive Director of Breakthrough Victoria Pty Ltd, a $2 billion commitment to invest across the biotechnology; agrifood, clean economy; advanced manufacturing and digital sectors. Amanda is Chair of mRNA Victoria's Scientific Advisory Group accelerating the development of a mRNA innovation ecosystem for research, industry and public health purposes. She is also Chair of the Victorian Quantum Technology Network to advance teaching and research in quantum technologies.
Amanda has led the development of industry and science and innovation policy in Victoria since joining the Victorian Public Service in 2002 as the inaugural Director of Biotechnology. During this time, she has delivered major policy reforms, a range of programs and global partnerships, and landmark initiatives.
She is experienced in clinical trials, regulatory affairs, business development and licensing through prior roles with international pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
Discover the story behind her achievements, the challenges she's faced, and the insights she has gained along her remarkable journey.
Because not all heroes wear capes. 🦸🏼♀️👩🏼🔬
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Frank and Fearless - Session 1