Finding cures for children's genetic diseases

About Us

Mrs Carolyn Forster OAM, Vice President

Carolyn Forster has been a member of the Canberra Committee of CMRI since 1973, serving three times as President and twice as Treasurer. She worked in the Federal Parliament for 11 years, in the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the Ministry.

She chaired the ACT Heritage Festival for 11 years, chaired the Board of Phillip College and is a Past President of the Women's International Club, ACT. Mrs Forster served as President of the Friends of the National Museum of Australia (NMA) for 1O years.

She is the current Vice President of the World Federation of Friends of Museums (WFFM) for Africa, Asia and Pacific, and is the Australian Delegate to the WFFM. She is also a member of the Australian Executive Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), a Council Member of The Australiana Fund and Chair of the Church of St Andrew Conservation and Restoration Foundation.

She received an ACT Women's Award in 1996, a Centenary Medal in 2003, and an OAM in 2006. Mrs Forster joined the Board in 1996 and was elected Vice-President in 2000. Ms Forster serves on the lnstitute's Finance and Investment Committee, Audit and Risk Committee, and Nominations and Remunerations Committee. She is also a member of and is Chair of the lnstitute's Building Foundation.