Dr Liz Barbour
Chief Executive Officer
Career started in South Africa with the biggest pulp and paper-company undertaking and contracting research with local universities and initiating international research relationships. Managing Seed Technologies within the Forest Products Commission (WA), Dr Barbour worked with a unique team that developed forestry products and successfully marketed them. This output was supported through leading a number of large grants including Natural Heritage Trust, Rural Industries Research Development Corporation and Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research whilst being the industry lead on three Australian Research Council Linkage projects which led to patenting the sandalwood biosynthetic pathway. Her recent Research Development Adviser role at The University of Western Australia supported researchers to form cross-disciplinary research collaborations with industry, and apply for funding to secure these relationships.