7:00 am – 8:30 am
Wednesday 6th June, 2018
Dr Leanna Read – Chief Scientist for South Australia
“Science & Technology will underpin South Australia’s Economic Future”
Dr Leanna Read is the fourth Chief Scientist in South Australia, she is a renowned biotechnology expert who brings a wealth of executive, board and investment experience in technology-based businesses.
Aside from her Chief Scientist role, Leanna is also on the board for SA Science Council, Cooperative Research Centre for Cell Therapy Manufacturing and is a member of the SA Economic Development Board, the Federal government Biomedical Translation Fund Committee and the Council for the University of South Australia and two biotechnology companies and a member of BioAngels, an Adelaide based Angel investor network.
Leanna’s work has seen her lead a number of successful research and commercial ventures, some including the Child Health Research institute and the Cooperative Research Centre for Tissue Growth and Repair.
Leanna was the founding Managing Director and CEO of Adelaide Biotechnology company, TGR BioSciences from 2001-2012. Her outstanding contributions to the science industry have been recognised by a number of prestigious awards, including fellowship of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.
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