Clare Blain has worked with Life Sciences Queensland Limited (LSQ) since its inception in 2011 and now represents the organisation’s 170-plus members in her role as Chief Executive Officer. Previously Chief Operating Officer and Operations Manager at LSQ, Clare is passionate about highlighting the integral role life science innovation plays in Queensland’s diverse economy. Prior to joining LSQ, Clare was Marketing Manager at Queensland Clinical Trials Network where she played a key role in positioning the organisation as the primary point of contact for (pre)clinical research in Australia. As a result, she successfully identified and connected a range of sponsors with members, including research institutions, hospitals, clinical research organisations and other life science service providers. Through her work at LSQ, Clare hopes to raise the profile of the life sciences sector on the world stage to help bring long-term economic, social and environmental benefits to Queenslanders.