Dr Patrick Silvey
Mob: 0402 308 922
MBA (University Medal), Queensland University of Technology
PhD (Molecular Biology), University of Queensland
BSc (Hons), University of Queensland
Patrick has many years' experience in delivering professional services and in the management of major consultancies with public and private sector clients. He was previously a Director in Corporate Finance at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and a post-doctoral research fellow at The University of Queensland. He was a member of the QUT Research and Innovation Committee and the i.lab technology incubator Advisory Panel for 9 years.
While at PwC, Patrick was a key member of a division that focused on Companies with Extraordinary Potential and he was appointed to the PwC Global Thought Leadership Team in Life Sciences in 2004. Patrick's MBA degree focussed on entrepreneurship and new venture finance and he was awarded a university medal from QUT in 2001 as the MBA graduate with the highest overall GPA. Patrick has provided just under 2000 hours in pro bono professional services to various charities and other organisations since forming VenturePro in 2005.
Dr Lavinia Proctor
Mob: 0407 678 868
PhD, Immunopharmacology, UQ
BSc (Hons I), UQ
Dr Lavinia Proctor has held executive and senior management roles in unlisted Australian biotechnology companies, Replikun Biotech Pty Ltd and Promics Limited. In these roles, Lavinia has been responsible for intellectual property management, in-licensing activities, pre-clinical product development campaigns and co-ordinating relationships with contract research organizations, granting bodies and regulatory authorities. She has secured and managed several state and federal government grants. She holds a PhD in Immunopharmacology from The University of Queensland, has co-authored fourteen peer-reviewed international publications and is currently undertaking a law degree (LLB).
Ms Catrina Codd
Mob: 0414 980 321
MPH (majoring in epidemiology and statistics), UQ
BSc (majoring in environmental pollution and health), GU
RN, General Nursing, Princess Alexandra Hospital
Catrina is a clinical research professional with over 28 years experience in healthcare and research across not-for-profit, hospital, government, academic and pharmaceutical environments. In her previous position as Research Manager for the Queensland Emergency Medicine Research Foundation she administered nearly $6 Million for research funding over three years and developed an iterative grant preparation and peer review system. She successfully helped establish Clinical Network Services as the first Brisbane headquartered Contract Research Organisation and has worked on local, national and international research in a wide range of therapeutic areas. Catrina is a Queensland Clinical Trials Network Human Research Ethics Committee member.
Mr Quinton Dell
BAppSc, Australian Maritime College
PGDipSc(Hons I Qual), UQ
Quinton works closely with clients to help develop and prepare funding submissions, research key requirements for grant submissions, and provides scientific editing for reports and other client documentation. Quinton's previous positions include scientific research and project management roles at CSIRO and the Queensland Department of Primary Industries. In these roles, he was involved in several large-scale interdisciplinary projects requiring engagement with multiple stakeholders across science, management, industry and government. Quinton has been responsible for driving key research activities, working with professionals to produce communication material, instigating and maintaining crucial relationships, running training programs, compiling funding submissions and managing databases (including data security, summaries and analysis for reports/publications).
Dr Bill Silvey
Grad Dip Teaching, QUT
PhD, Soil Chemistry, Florida
Grad Dip Trop Agric, Trinidad & Florida
Bill was previously the Program Manager for the Queensland Government Smart State Innovation Funds. Bill played a pivotal role in operating the Smart State Research Facilities Fund, the Queensland CRC Development funds and advisory program, the Queensland-linked ARC Centres of Excellence and in securing the $200M Smart State Innovation Fund to support Queensland's R&D and innovation programs. In 2005 Bill was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce (FRSA), a prestigious 250 year-old international institution based in London for his role in fostering innovation in Australia and overseas. For the past 16 years Bill has had several roles within Queensland Government. He has worked with Department of Primary Industries and the Environmental Protection Agency.