Board Of Directors

Board Of Directors

Andrew Turnbull

Chairman

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.

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.

David Beard

Director

David is a true advocate for NZ tech businesses, offering a wealth of experience for the commercialisation of world leading, break through NZ technologies. David commented, “Revolution Fibres had been on Movac’s radar for a few years as it has strong competitive advantage around its intellectual property, both patents and trade secrets.”

David joined Movac in 2006 and has been a General Partner on its last three funds. Movac is New Zealand’s most experienced technology investment firm and had been operating since 1998. His current directorships include Revolution Fibres, Mint Innovation, Coretex and Timely. Previously, David lead Movac’s investment into PowerByProxi through to its exit to Apple Inc in 2017. David started his career in software, worked as program director on enterprise solutions, then as a management consultant for Deloitte and, prior to joining Movac, co-founded 3 software companies

Ryan Eagar

Director

With 20 years of commercial experience in the finance and investment sector Ryan acts as General Manager of a family investment office where he manages a portfolio of private equity investments as well as passive investments. Often taking a board position in portfolio companies he currently holds directorships in the insurance, IT, education and manufacturing industries with a focus on establishing and supporting high performance management teams.

SINJAT LAI

Director

Sin Jat brings over 12 years experience in engineering and technology investments and commercialisation in the cleantech, health, IT sectors with his roles as Senior VP at GRC SinoGreen Fund III and former General Partner of iGlobe Treasury.

Having previously worked with the Singapore government in promoting R&D and its commercialisation, Sin Jat has built up a strong background working with technology start-ups. Sin Jat holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and Bachelor of Engineering from National University in Singapore.


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