Staff Profile

Barbara Leppan
Business Development Manager

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Barbara Leppan

Qualifications

BSc, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University of California, San Diego, USA
Certificate, Medical Marketing, UCLA Andersen School of Business, USA
Certificate, Marketing, UC Berkeley Extension, USA

Responsibilities

Develop relationships with industry partners to deliver innovative science and products to add value and grow the profitability of New Zealand food industries in New Zealand and offshore, particularly the identification and development of new international business opportunities for the application and commercialisation of our research-based innovation. Also responsible for the development of business relationships and science collaborations in Europe and the development of international aid programmes with the New Zealand Aid Programme and other funding agencies.

Background

2001-2010 Director, Rimu Grove Winery, New Zealand
1999-2001 Business Marketing Development Manager, Telecom, New Zealand
1991-1999 Product Manager HIV and Hepatitis, Chiron Corporation, USA
1987-1990 Sr. Research Scientist, Bio-Rad Laboratories, USA

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