Cronin, Anne OAM

  • Anne Cronin OAM

    AnneCroninSmallFileAnne was born in Melbourne and educated at St Michael’s Grammar School and MacRobertson Girls’ High School. She graduated in Science from Melbourne University and Accounting/Economics from RMIT University.

    Following graduation, Anne worked initially as a virologist in the laboratories at Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital and then moved to the Royal Children’s Hospital to assist Prof David Danks when he was appointed Co-ordinator of Research. She then moved on to become the Business Manager of the Royal Children’s Hospital Research Foundation. In 1985 Anne was appointed General Manager of the Murdoch Institute and the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services. Following the merger of the RCHRF and the Murdoch Institute she was appointed the General Manager/Chief Operating Officer of the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.  This role also encompassed the management of the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services. Her final position with the Murdoch Childrens was as the Director of the MCRI Redevelopment project at the new Royal Childrens Hospital, overseeing the building of a world-class facility for the Institute.

    Anne served on a number of Boards in the not-for-profit sector. From 1996-2008 she was the Treasurer and then Chair of Women’s Health Victoria. From 2007 to 2016 she was a Board Member and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee of Breast Screen Victoria. From 2003 to 2015 she held the position of Treasurer and Member of the Executive Council of the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS). Anne was the Treasurer, University College, University of Melbourne 1996-2002 and then President of the Council 2002-2018.

    Anne is Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, and a Fellow of the Australian Society of CPAs. She is a Fellow of the Australasian Research Management Society and a recipient of their Award for Distinguished Research Management.

    In 2017 Anne was made an Officer in the Order of Australia OAM for service to community health and medical research organisations.