IIB under new management from 1 January 2014

Over 150 guests at the final-of-the-year Bioscience Enterprise Forum on 13 December farewelled the old and welcomed the new IIB management team. Joerg Kistler (Director IIB) and Margot Bethell (Director Bioscience Enterprise Programme) are leaving the University at the end of the year to take up consulting roles in the industry.

Ten years have passed since the then totally novel concept of company co-locations and the Master of Bioscience Enterprise programme was initiated at the University of Auckland. Many universities around the world have since developed similar initiatives and the IIB remains at the global cutting edge for integrated academic-industry partnership solutions.

Having met all the milestones set by the Government in the Partnership for Excellence Agreement – for us it means “mission accomplished” and time to move on.

We are delighted to introduce the new IIB team starting 1 January 2014:

  • Director IIB: Mark Burgess (part-time jointly with his role as General Manager Research & Consulting at UniServices)
  • Director Bioscience Enterprise Programme: Stephanie Tulloch (previously NZTE)
  • Chair, Bioscience Enterprise Steering Committee: Kerry Loomes (also Chair BTech Programme)
  • PA for IIB: Stephanie Bailey

This new team will bring a lot of relevant experience and looks forward to working with you. The IIB will also continue to be supported by Analeise Murahidy and Lisa Perry from UniServices.

We would like to thank all the supporters of the IIB over the ten years and wish you all a great festive season.