Katherine Woodthorpe is the Chief Executive of AVCAL, the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.
Dr Woodthorpe has an extensive background as a management adviser and professional director, including working with Australian technology companies seeking venture funding through to being a board member of listed companies. She has consulted to government groups on innovation and commercialisation.
With more than 25 years in the technology and commercialisation industry, Dr Woodthorpe has held a broad range of management and board positions. She is currently a Board member of Commercialisation Australia and the Chair of the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre. She has previously been a Director of a number of listed life science companies and is a former Council member of The University of Technology Sydney.