Deborah Carr

Deborah Carr

Head of Philanthropy
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research


Deborah joined the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in December 2019, moving from Western Sydney University where she held senior Advancement roles since 2013, including Executive Director, Advancement from 2015 to 2019.

Deborah is an accomplished philanthropy and communications executive, with over 25 years’ professional experience and a versatile skill set. She brings insight from sectors including higher education, mental health, homelessness, domestic violence, disability, finance, building and construction, private enterprise, and now – medical research.

Deborah loves fundraising and philanthropy - connecting passionate and committed supporters with institutional priorities. She enjoys identifying new opportunities and developing a ‘culture of philanthropy’ - which permeates and engages everybody in the fundraising program – paramount to building strong, long-lasting, institution-wide relationships and ultimately, strong philanthropic support.