Staff Profile

Brian Ward
Business Development Manager
Bioprotection and Sustainable Production

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Brian Ward


Manage business and technology transfer aspects of science projects particularly within the Sustainable Production and Bioengineering Technologies areas. Develop and foster commercial relationships including management of Intellectual Property, client accounts and commercial agreements plus identify and facilitate new business opportunities.


2008-2011 Business Manager, Plant & Food Research, New Zealand
2004-2008 Business Leader, HortResearch, New Zealand
2003-2004 Commercial Leader, HortResearch, New Zealand
1992-2003 Scientist, HortResearch, New Zealand
1987-1992 Scientific Officer, MAFTechnology, New Zealand
1983-1987 Researcher, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, New Zealand
1977-1983 Licensed Aircraft Engineer, New Zealand and UK

Professional Memberships

Member, Royal Society of New Zealand
Member, New Zealand Biosecurity Institute
Member, New Zealand Plant Protection Society