Science

Dr Doreen Clark AM

Chair, Board of Children's Discovery Museum Limited

Founding Director (1991) of Organic Crop Protectants Pty Ltd 

Dr Doreen Clark is a scientist with extensive experience in business. From 1969-1998 she was Managing Director of Analchem Bioassay Pty Ltd, a company with more than 70 employees which provided comprehensive chemistry and microbiology based testing services to industry, government agencies and the community. She is also a founding director (1991) of Organic Crop Protectants Pty Ltd a firm which develops and markets environmentally friendly agricultural chemicals. This is her major business interest following her retirement from Analchem Bioassay.

Doreen trained as an organic chemist, completing a BSc(Hons) degree at Sydney University and a PhD at the University of New South Wales. She founded her business in 1969 and developed it from a home based occupation to a leading Australian commercial laboratory. Her achievement was recognised in the 1995 Telstra New South Wales Business Women's Awards where she won the Business Owner Category.

Doreen Clark was made a Member of the Order of Australia in January 1997 for services to science and to education. In 2003 she received a Centenary Medal.