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Dr Mary Corbett

Dr Corbett was appointed as a Director of Hort Innovation in 2017, and is currently the Deputy Chair.

Dr Corbett has more than two decades of experience as a director, spanning a diverse range of industries from cotton growing to public health, and has a strong focus on research and development and corporate governance. She is currently a Director of DairyBio and DairyFeedbase, joint ventures of Dairy Australia, the Victorian Government and the Gardiner Foundation.

Dr Corbett has completed tenures as Chair of the Cotton Research & Development Corporation and Chair of the West Moreton Hospital and Health Services, and has previously held positions as a Board member of Wound Management Innovation CRC, Deputy Chair of Southbank Institute of Technology, and Deputy Chair of the Australian Agriculture College Corporation.

Dr Corbett has significant experience when it comes to Board committees including remuneration, intellectual property, finance and audit. She has chaired and been a member of various Board selection panels. She is the Managing Director of Australian Business Class, which specialises in providing Board and senior executive training and facilitation. Dr Corbett’s expertise lies in the areas of leadership, developing emotional intelligence, and building personal and organisational resilience.

Dr Corbett has a Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology with Honours in Biochemistry, and a PhD in Clinical Physiology. She is also Adjunct Professor with the University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine.