Cameron Begley, Affiliate (Australia)

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Cameron completed his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering then took technical sales & marketing roles in the chemical industry initially with Dow Chemical and then Akzo Nobel Chemicals with a range of regional roles and responsibilities. On completing an Executive MBA he then moved into technology transfer and commercialization with CSIRO, in Australia initially linked to Chemical Engineering Sciences and then to a Commercial General Management role at the then Division of Entomology. There he was involved in business development and commercial activities linked to biosecurity, agriculture and industrial biotechnology, facilitating a range of R&D and commercialization transactions working across CSIRO, external researcher, commercial and government partnerships in seeking to catalyse Australia’s bioeconomy industries.

In 2014, Cameron established Spiegare Pty Ltd, which is a consultancy focused on technology transfer and commercialization advisory for companies, R&D investors and publicly funded research institutions.