Manager, Strategy Development, Health Technologies
Jo Close is a scientist with an accomplished career in research strategy and management. She has managed major Centres, Institutes and programs within all three leading South Australian universities and undertook formative roles within the local bioscience industry and investment sector. For five years, Jo ran a successful consulting business, primarily facilitating local research organisations to develop strategy and plan major, collaborative research projects.
She also designed and implemented a range of development programs for local and international markets. Her contributions expand to the fundraising and community development areas, where Jo has driven a range of high-impact initiatives. Jo is on Deputy Chairperson for Cure 4 Cystic Fibrosis, a charity that supports advances in research. She is a graduate of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation Program and scholarship recipient of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.