FAIPM, FAIM, MAICD, AO
- 30 May 1955
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Parliamentarian, Politician and Pharmacist
Kate Carnell was Leader of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Liberal Party from 1993 to 2000, ACT chief minister from 1995 to 2000, and received the Liberal Party's Distinguished Service Award in 2002. In 2006 she was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) 'for service to the community of the ACT through contributions to economic development and support for the business sector, knowledge industries and medical technology advances.'
As a pharmacist Carnell lobbied for an ACT branch of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and became the first woman national vice-president. She is involved at a high level in various pharmacy organisations and became the first chairperson of the Australian Institute of Pharmacy Management.
Carnell is a drug-law reformist and an advocate for a heroin trial and safe injecting rooms for Canberra. She is involved in many Canberra business and community organisations.