Dr Peter Riddles—Chair, Griffith Enterprise Advisory Board, Director, ViciBio Pty Ltd
Dr Peter Riddles’ focus is on sustainable economic development through realising and applying the benefits of innovation from science. He has broad experience in innovation at the economic, company and technology level, working with governments on innovation strategies for industry growth and universities in innovation and commercialisation.
Dr Abby Bloom—Non-executive Director, Western Sydney Local Health District and Sydney Water Corporation
Dr Abby Bloom is an experienced company director and former senior executive with a strong track record of leadership in organisational change and renewal and extensive international and Australian line management experience, with a focus on emerging economies. She acts as an advisor to governments in Australia and internationally in public-private partnerships.
Ms Kim Chandler McDonald—Co-founder and Executive Vice President of KimmiC
Kim Chandler McDonald is an innovation specialist and founder of FlatWorld, a cloud-based collaboration technology for corporate organisations. She has worked as an editor for national and international publications and as the host and producer of an award winning radio program.
Mr Laurie Hammond—Director, Timsco Pty Ltd and Chair, Commercialisation Australia
Laurie Hammond has extensive experience in funding programs and policy for research, development and innovation. He is a founder of iQ Funds, which manages investments in early-stage technology companies, and is chair of the Federal Government's Commercialisation Australia Board.
Professor Ned Pankhurst—Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor, Griffith University
Professor Pankhurst is responsible for all aspects of research strategy and training, commercialisation, and associated quality performance at Griffith. His research interests lie in the area of biology of fishes.
Dr Warren Parker—CEO, Scion, New Zealand
Dr Warren Parker is CEO at Scion, a research institute focussed on improving the competitiveness of New Zealand’s foresty industry and building a stronger bio-based economy. He was previously CEO of Christchurch-based Crown Research Institute Landcare Research chief operating officer at AgResearch.
Mr Garry Redlich—Managing Director and CEO, Implicit Bioscience Ltd
Garry Redlich is co-founder of Implicit Bioscience Ltd and has been in biotech leadership roles since 1999. Originally a commercial lawyer, Garry has small-medium enterprise experience and has worked across the world in the technology, aircraft and advanced materials industries.