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Our team of commercialisation specialists and operational staff work closely with researchers to optimise the impact of research conducted at Victoria University of Wellington

The Viclink Team

Adrian Evans

- IP Specialist -

Responsible for determining the viability of early stage research discoveries.

Anna du Fresne

- Human Resources Manager -

Anna manages all aspects of Viclink's human resources function.

Dr Anne Barnett

- Chief Executive Officer -

Anne is responsible for delivering Viclink’s 10-year strategic plan—targeted at achieving substantial community impact from Victoria University’s publicly funded research programmes.

Ashwath Sundaresan

- Senior Commercialisation Manager -

Ashwath is responsible for Viclink’s engineering, medical devices and advanced physics portfolio.

Beckie Duffy

- Marketing Communications Manager -

Beckie is responsible for developing and implementing Viclink’s marketing strategy.

Darren Hew

- Management Accountant -

Darren handles Viclink's month-end financial processes and provides financial analysis support.

Doyet Sevilla

- Programme Manager, International Development -

Emily Sullivan

- Entrepreneurship and Marketing Manager -

Responsible for programmes and initiatives that foster an innovative, entrepreneurial culture across every faculty at Victoria.

Gary Ward

- General Manager, Knowledge Services -

Knowledge Services work to apply Victoria’s knowledge and expertise to capability and capacity building projects.

Geoff Todd

- Consultant -

Geoff's focus is raising capital, forming international partnerships, and providing strategic direction to commercialisation at Victoria University.

Hamish Findlay

- General Manager, Commercialisation -

Dr Janice Cheng

- Senior Commercialisation Manager -

Janice is responsible for supporting Viclink's biochemistry portfolio (alongside colleague Ryan Graves).

Jeremy Jones

- Senior Commercialisation Manager -

Jeremy is responsible for Viclink's portfolio of biotechnology research.

Jeff Howe

- General Manager, International Development -

Jeff identifies and develops strategic new offshore business opportunities.

Julie Crisford

- Licensing & Portfolio Manager -

Julie is responsible for helping Viclink's commercial team negotiate and manage licenses and contracts. She also advises our portfolio companies on IP and strategy.

Kieu Pham

- Administrator -

Kieu provides administrative support for Accent Learning and the International Development team.

Liam Sutton

- Commercialisation Manager -

Liam manages the Architecture, Design, and ICT portfolios.

Manu Pouajen-Blakiston

- Product Development Engineer -

Manu consults, designs and builds products that are created out of Victoria University of Wellington research.

Mark Rathbun

- Finance Manager -

Mark Rathbun manages financial processes and information for both Viclink and its start ups.

Matt Nicholson

- Senior Commercialisation Manager -

Matt is responsible for assisting the Ferrier Research Institute's 'fungal factories' team to commercialise their research.

Dr Monica Gruber

- Ecology & Environment Programmes Manager -

Monica is responsible for developing partnerships that extend Victoria’s applied research into the Pacific.

Peter Lai

- Senior Commercialisation Manager, International -

Peter is responsible for the international commercialisation of Viclink technologies.

Ryan Graves

- Senior Commercialisation Manager -

Ryan is responsible for a wide range technologies, with a particular focus on the area of biochemistry.

Dr Tim Brox

- Product Development Manager -

Tim is responsible for creating product prototypes that demonstrate the potential of an idea.

Stephanie Grant

- IP Manager -

As Viclink's Intellectual Property (IP) Manager, Stephanie is responsible for protecting the company’s IP portfolio.

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Level 9, Rankine Brown Building
Victoria University of Wellington,
P.O. Box 1762
Kelburn Parade
Wellington 6140
New Zealand