We are proud to announce that Revolution Fibres has appointed Andrew Turnbull to position of Chairman of its Board of Directors. With significant growth ahead, Andrew brings a wealth of experience in both manufacturing and life sciences to ably steer the strategic direction of the company, and maximize value for its shareholders.
CEO Iain Hosie says:
“Revolution Fibres is honoured to bring such a respected businessperson onto its Board. The impact Andrew has made on our business in such a small amount of time has been huge.”
Andrew trained as a Chemical and Process Engineer and then spent 12 years in Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industries in the UK. His experience spanned manufacturing, engineering, business development and R&D. He was a Director and part of the executive management team that executed a successful turnaround of a small, fully integrated, specialty pharmaceutical company (Allergy Therapeutics plc) and subsequent listing on the London Stock Exchange.
Since returning to New Zealand 13 years ago Andrew has been actively involved in early stage technology businesses as an investor, advisor and entrepreneur.
He is a director and shareholder in; Kayasand (A company with novel technology for the manufacture of sand from quarry waste streams); APD (New Zealand’s leading plastic fabrication company); is a Venture partner in Pan-Pac Capital; and, for almost 10 years, was the Chairman of the Investment Committee for KiwiNet, which invests Government PreSeed Accelerator Funding into transforming scientific discoveries emerging from research organisations into new business for New Zealand.
Andrew Turnbull says:
“It is a huge privilege to become part of the Revolution Fibres team and I am excited by the journey ahead. The market opportunity for nanofibers globally is substantial and growing at a phenomenal rate. Revolution Fibres, through its novel manufacturing technology and capability built over the last decade, is well placed to capture a significant portion of this. I believe that Revolution Fibres has the potential to become a $Bn dollar high value manufacturing company from New Zealand.”