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...

Hon Ruth Richardson

KiwiNet Board Chairman
The Honourable Ruth Richardson, the former New Zealand Minister of Finance, has considerable involvement in the local and international business community...

Steve Corbett

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

Geoff Todd

Managing Director of Viclink Ltd
Geoff has extensive and well recognised international skills at raising capital, purchase and sale of technology businesses, joint venture agreements ...

William Lee

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

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

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 ...

Dr Phil Hart

Landcare Research
Dr Phil Hart started his career as a soil scientist but has spent the last 18 years in science management and business development ...

Russell Burton

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

Robert Matheson

Investment and Contract Manager - Cawthron
Robert heads Cawthron's research investment activities. His role involves matching research with end-users, identifying new business opportunities...

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

Bryce Cooper

General Manager - Strategy - NIWA
Bryce has a PhD in microbiology and is a graduate of the London Business School Senior Executive Programme.

Neal Wai Poi

Director of External Relations and Commercialisation - GNS Science
Neal leads External Relations & Commercialisation at GNS Science. He has over 20 years international experience in industry-focussed research and development.

Chris Nave

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

Chris Hartshorn

Chief Technology Officer, Callaghan Innovation
Chris is former Chief Research Officer and Vice President for Lux Research...

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.