Peter John

Peter John

Job Title

Director, Research & Commercialisation Office


Peter is Director of Research and Commercialisation at Lincoln University. An engineer by training he obtained a B. Eng in 1971 then a PhD in Water Engineering in 1974. He moved to New Zealand from Wales in 1975 when he joined the Freshwater Management Group within DSIR. In 1983 he joined the New Zealand Agricultural Engineering Institute as Leader of its Soil and Water Section and later became Commercialisation Manager. In 1993 he became the establishment CEO at Lincoln Ventures Ltd and moved to his current position in 2005. Peter’s responsibilities range along the whole value chain, from research through to its transfer to end-users.

  • Technology commercialisation
  • Research management
  • IP management