Tim is experienced in business development, marketing and capital raising throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia in the bioscience, agricultural, and functional foods industries. He has a particular interest in innovation and entrepreneurship – and strong coffee.
Tim is currently providing consultancy services in the areas of commercialisation strategy and business development/licensing, including:
- Development Manager at BioPacific Partners, bridging the gap between multinationals, global investors, and New Zealand/Australian innovation in the food, health and agricultural sectors.
- Director of Innovation at NZ INC., enabling New Zealand businesses and executives to succeed internationally by staying informed on current issues, trends and challenges through Asia and North America. As part of this role, Tim regularly writes for the New Zealand Herald’s special business reports.
- Business Development at ExoCyte Therapeutics, a Singapore-based biotechnology company that is developing a novel cancer immunotherapy product based on tumour-derived exosomes.
- Governance: Chair of the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s Leadership Network Advisory Board. Tim joined the Leadership Network in 2010, and represented the Foundation at the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Summit in Vladivostok, Russia in 2012.
Previously, Tim worked for New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE), the New Zealand Government’s international business development agency. While there, Tim helped New Zealand businesses enter new markets and expand international revenue, and most recently as Regional Investment Manager in London, where he led the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) investment activities.
Tim has worked in the private sector with bioscience and technology start-up companies, as well as with not-for-profits and industry associations.
Tim has a Bachelor of Science and a Master in Bioscience Enterprise (Hons) from the University of Auckland.