Manager, Industry Engagement
John is Manager, Industry Engagement in the Research and Innovation Office at Auckland University of Technology, concentrating on developing collaborations and partnerships across NZ and the Asia-Pacific region, to generate income to enable world class research, development, innovation and economic impact.
John graduated as a chemist from UMIST, is Visiting Professor of Science and Innovation at the University of Huddersfield, a founder member of the UK E-infrastructure Leadership Council (ELC), a member of the ARCHIE-WeST Supercomputing Centre International Advisory Panel and the N8 HPC Industrial Advisory Board, and a Fellow of the UK Institute of Sales and Marketing Management.
John was Director of the Hartree Centre at STFC, in which role he secured over £70M of investment; this included £40M for the Centre and £30M for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project.
John has worked in sales and marketing roles across Europe, North America, India and Asia-Pacific in a great variety of industries and markets, including a period in the USA and for the last eighteen years has worked in technology transfer, start-up and business model development and Intellectual Property exploitation roles.