MTPConnect is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Duncan Macinnis as MTPConnect’s Director for Stakeholder Engagement for NSW, starting in mid-January 2020. He will be based in our Sydney office located at the University of Sydney.
Duncan will coordinate, facilitate and accelerate programs and initiatives that grow and benefit the MTP sector across NSW and the ACT, building and maintaining connections with industry, researchers, universities, medical research institutes and health professionals.
Duncan has extensive experience in scientific research, development and commercialisation and external engagement. He was most recently Business Development Manager for the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney, responsible for industry engagement activities with the University’s researchers, multinational pharmaceutical and medtech companies, affiliated medical research institutes and NSW local health districts. In a prior role at University of Sydney, he was Commercialisation Officer for the Science, Medicine and Health, and Engineering faculties.
He has also held a number of commercial roles, including Commercial Manager at Vectus Biosystems Ltd and Accugen Pty Ltd (ASX: VBS), a drug discovery company developing novel anti-hypertensive and anti-fibrotic drugs, and at ESL Biosciences and Phenomenex Australia. He has also worked at UNSW’s Grants Management Office.
Duncan holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Western Sydney, a Bachelor of Advanced Science with Honours (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) from UNSW and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Australian Institute of Business.
Please join us in welcoming Duncan to our team.