Our Team

  • Philippe Hervé

    Philippe brings more than 20 years of industry experience with the agricultural sector. Philippe has a broad international experience working with several start-up companies and was formerly the Global Head of Alliance Management with Bayer Cropscience.

    Philippe Hervé Chief Executive Officer

    Philippe brings more than 20 years of industry experience with the agricultural sector. Philippe has a broad international experience working with several start-up companies and was formerly the Global Head of Alliance Management with Bayer Cropscience.

  • Peer Schenk

    Peer brings more than 20 years of experience in plant and microalgal research. Peer is Professor at the University of Queensland and heads laboratories in both Algae Biotechnology and Plant-Microbe Interactions.

    Peer Schenk Chief Scientific Officer

    Peer brings more than 20 years of experience in plant and microalgal research. Peer is Professor at the University of Queensland and heads laboratories in both Algae Biotechnology and Plant-Microbe Interactions.

  • Brian Ruddle

    Brian is Managing Director of Impact Innovation, a specialist innovation and technology services company with operations in Australia and Asia. Brian brings extensive start-up company management experience and was the founding CEO of Nexgen Plants.

    Brian Ruddle Board of Directors

    Brian is Managing Director of Impact Innovation, a specialist innovation and technology services company with operations in Australia and Asia. Brian brings extensive start-up company management experience and was the founding CEO of Nexgen Plants.

  • Liddy McCall

    Liddy is co-founder of Yuuwa Capital, an Australian early stage venture capital firm. Liddy brings over 20 years management experience of start-up companies, investment, mergers and acquisitions in the Life Sciences sector as founder, investor or adviser.

    Liddy McCall Board of Directors

    Liddy is co-founder of Yuuwa Capital, an Australian early stage venture capital firm. Liddy brings over 20 years management experience of start-up companies, investment, mergers and acquisitions in the Life Sciences sector as founder, investor or adviser.

  • John Kurek

    John is the Biotechnology Investment Manager of the Uniseed venture fund, operating at the Universities of Melbourne, Queensland, Sydney, New South Wales and the CSIRO. John brings 20 years of industry experience in biotechnology and life sciences.

    John Kurek Board of Directors

    John is the Biotechnology Investment Manager of the Uniseed venture fund, operating at the Universities of Melbourne, Queensland, Sydney, New South Wales and the CSIRO. John brings 20 years of industry experience in biotechnology and life sciences.

  • Craig Belcher

    Craig is Senior Director, Commercial Engagement Life sciences at UniQuest, the specialist entity in commercializing the intellectual property of the University of Queensland. Craig brings innovation management, business strategy and licensing skills.

    Craig Belcher Board of Directors

    Craig is Senior Director, Commercial Engagement Life sciences at UniQuest, the specialist entity in commercializing the intellectual property of the University of Queensland. Craig brings innovation management, business strategy and licensing skills.

  • Bruce Lee

    Bruce is an independent consultant, most recently serving as CEO of Genective, France. Prior to that role he was a Director at CSIRO, Australia. Bruce brings more than 30 years of a broad science and business experience in the plant, animal and food sectors.

    Bruce Lee Board of Directors

    Bruce is an independent consultant, most recently serving as CEO of Genective, France. Prior to that role he was a Director at CSIRO, Australia. Bruce brings more than 30 years of a broad science and business experience in the plant, animal and food sectors.


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