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Brendan Vercoe
Commercial Development Manager

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Brendan Vercoe


BSc (Hons), Food Science, University of Otago, New Zealand
MBA, University of Oxford, UK


Commercialisation of technology and IP from the Food Innovation portfolio. Current focus on collaborating with horticultural sectors to investigate high-value opportunities in the US nutraceuticals market.


2015-2013, Global Innovation Manager, Fonterra, New Zealand
2013-2011, Global Projects Marketing Manager, Fonterra, New Zealand
2010-2008, Sucralose Product Manager Europe, Tate & Lyle, France
2008-2007, Country Manager, Tate & Lyle, New Zealand

Honours & Awards

2018 Kiwinet Commercialisation Award – Commercial Impact for Amarasate® hops extract
2011 University of Oxford MBA Dean’s List recipient
2002 University of Otago Bee Nilson Scholarship and University of Otago Scholarship in Science