Mitali’s role at AUT Enterprises Limited is to capture, evaluate and progress the commercial development of AUT University’s intellectual property. Mitali’s experience includes commercialisation of early stage technologies through venture formation and corporate partnerships, business development and securing investment. Mitali brings an extensive network of investors and industry contacts. Through her previous role as an Associate at Pacific Channel Ltd., she served as a Chief Operating Officer for Breathe Easy Ltd, a company developing a treatment for Cystic Fibrosis. Mitali has provided venture development and investment assistance to over twelve New Zealand based life sciences and clean technology companies. Mitali is the founder of NZBIO Young Professionals Group, within NZBIO. She is a steering committee member of the Sector Engagement Group of the Lighthouse Platform and a member of the Business Advisory Board of Enactus (University of Auckland).