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Kirsten O’Doherty


Kirsten is the ANZ General Manager of biopharmaceutical company AbbVie.

Originally qualified and working as a hospital pharmacist, Kirsten’s career has subsequently spanned more than 25 years in the Australian pharmaceutical industry, moving from initial clinical research and medical roles to commercial roles, and finally into senior leadership roles.  She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has undertaken residential senior leadership programs at the London Business School, and at IMD in Switzerland.

Kirsten is on the Board of Medicines Australia, the industry association for the pharmaceutical industry. In this capacity, she is also the Chair of the Nominations Committee and is the Co-Founder of the Pharma Australia Gender Equity (PAGE) Group. In recognition of her commitment to advancing workplace gender equality, Kirsten is listed as a Pay Equity Ambassador with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.