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Celebrating Visionary Leadership - Queensland

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KPMG Brisbane

71 Eagle Street

Brisbane, QLD 4000

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Visionary leadership can drive transformational change across an entire sector. Visionary leaders inspire, empower, enthuse and respect. They work with you to make change happen. This is what the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) is all about!

With a shared sense of purpose and desire for change, leaders across Australia’s industry and academic STEM sectors joined forces to foster a culture of innovation and collaboration through mentoring. The goal is to develop a new generation of industry-savvy PhD graduates who can engage with industry, kick-start collaborations, understand their career options, network and transition with confidence across professional sectors.

This event celebrates their vision, their leadership, their drive and importantly, their bold commitment to the professional development of tomorrow’s STEM leaders and to creating a better future for all of us.

Keynote Speaker Professor Paul Wood, Executive, Board Director & IMNIS Co-founder, will share his leadership journey. You will also hear from a panel of 2017 mentors and mentees about their positive, productive mentoring partnerships.

A light breakfast will be served as registrations open at 7:30 am Friday, 31 August at KPMG. The event will conclude at 9:30 am. We will have a professional photographer on-site, so be sure to get a pic with our speakers and your colleagues. For catering purposes, please RSVP by registering as soon as possible. Please indicate if you have any dietary requirements.

ATSE gratefully acknowledges funding and tremendous support for IMNIS from the industry growth centres MTPConnect, METS Ignited and NERA, consortium partners AusBiotech and Mentorloop, as well as sponsors CSL, KPMG and Bellberry. IMNIS thanks all of our member organisations, partners, sponsors and supporters for their collaboration and support. These organisations demonstrate visionary leadership in developing Australia's next generation of STEM leaders.

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Professor Paul Wood is a senior industry executive with over 30 years experience. He obtained his PhD from the Australian National University. At CSIRO, he was Leader of the TB Diagnostic and Vaccine Development program, where he developed the platform TB diagnostic technology now successfully commercialised by CSL and the Australian company, Cellestis. Paul received a number of awards for this research including the CSIRO medal, ASM Diagnostic award and in 2013, The Clunies Ross award. Paul was Deputy-Director of the CRC for Vaccine Technology from 1993-2000 and has published over 100 scientific papers. In 1997, he became Vice President, Global Research and Development in Animal Health at CSL, and in 2004 joined Pfizer AH as Senior Director, A/NZ Biologicals R&D. He became Executive Director, Global Discovery, Pfizer AH, Kalamazoo, Michigan USA in 2008 where he led the Global Discovery team for pharmaceutical and biological products. Paul returned to Australia in 2012 and established his own consultancy and accepted an Adjunct Professor position at Monash University. He was Director of a start-up AH company Nexvet Biopharma and is a founding director of IMNIS. In 2015 he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE). He is on the Board of Women in STEMM Australia and the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines as well as the Chair of AusBiotech’s Ag and Foodtech Committee. In 2016 he was elected to the Board of Dairy Australia and joined the Scientific Advisory Board for AACo. He was awarded the Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2018. Paul is also a consultant to the Agriculture program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Paul is a co-founder of IMNIS and was appointed to the IMNIS Expert Advisory Panel in 2017.





  • Professor Paul Wood

    Professor Paul Wood

    IMNIS

    Co-Founder

  • Dr Claretta DSouza

    Dr Claretta DSouza

    IMNIS

    MedTech Program Coordinator

  • Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea

    Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea

    IMNIS

    Executive Director

  • Farhana Matin - IMNIS Mentee

    Farhana Matin - IMNIS Mentee

    School of Biomedical Sciences, IHBI, Queensland University of Technology

    PhD Candidate

  • Mutah Musa - IMNIS Mentee

    Mutah Musa - IMNIS Mentee

    Queensland University of Technology

    PhD Candidate

  • Dr Carrie Hillyard - IMNIS Mentor

    Dr Carrie Hillyard - IMNIS Mentor

    Fitgenes

    Chairman

  • Tim McLennan - IMNIS Mentor

    Tim McLennan - IMNIS Mentor

    QUT bluebox Pty. Ltd.

    CEO


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Brisbane, QLD 4000

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