Investment Committee

Investment Committee

Andrew Turnbull

Investment Committee Chair
Andrew has spent the last 15 years working in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries in the UK and has extensive experience in most aspects of these businesses...

Debra Hall

(Independent)
Debra mentors young entrepreneurs, trains aspiring directors, and invests in start-up businesses in the high growth / technology space...

Steve Corbett

CEO AUT Enterprise / Director Commercialisation
Steve leads the university in developing and promoting innovation and commercialisation both nationally and internationally...

Dr Anne Barnett

Chief Executive Officer of Viclink Ltd
Anne is responsible for ensuring that Viclink has the capability and capacity to deliver excellent service to the University...

William Lee

Commercial Director, Research & Innovation, University of Canterbury
Bill leads a team providing technology transfer services to the University of Canterbury faculty.

Dr Gavin Ross

Plant & Food Research
Dr Gavin Ross has a deep understanding of biotechnology R&D, particularly in the Crown Research environment...

Dr Andrew Kelly

(Independent)
Dr Andrew Kelly is one of Australia-New Zealand’s most experienced life science investment managers...

David Christensen

Otago Innovation Ltd
David is an experienced commercialisation manager, having worked in the broad area of University technology commercialisation since 2004 ...

Russell Burton

General Manager Research & Investments - Scion
Dr Russell Burton is the General Manager of the Research and Investments Group at Scion...

Hamish Findlay

Commercial Manager ESR
Being open to new technology and new partners is very important to us as we look to regularly meet and exceed the expectations of our customers

Bruce Girdwood

Interim Director of External Relations and Commercialisation, GNS Science
Bruce leads external relationships with government, industry and research partners.

Chris Nave

(Independent)
Chris is a founding partner of Brandon Capital Partners and Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Research Commercialisation Fund (MRCF).

Kevin Hurren

Director, Research Management Office at Lincoln University
Kevin helps grow the scale and impact of Lincoln University’s scientific and technology based innovation

Simon Lovatt

Director of the Research and Enterprise, University of Waikato
As a professional engineer, Simon has a background in food engineering research, consultancy, technology and software product development.

Phil Weir

Commercialisation Manager, AgResearch
Phil is a trained Environmental Planner/Scientist in Environmental Impact Assessment for large scale mining developments

Andrew Kay

Biotechnology R&D Leader, Callaghan Innovation
Andrew has a background in materials science, microfabrication and optics....

Steve Lorimer

GM Development Landcare Research
Steve leads the team that covers both the Research office and Commercialisation functions for Manaaki Whenua.

Robert Matheson

Investment and Contract Manager Cawthron Institute
Robert heads Cawthron's research investment activities.