Dr Gerard Davis
BSc, Ph.D, MBA, GAICD
Dr Gerard Davis is an executive with extensive experience in agribusiness, biotech and agtech and a demonstrated ability to derive value from commercialising technology in companies ranging from start-ups to multi-national global leaders. Dr Davis has experience consulting to a range of organisations from agtech start-ups such as Mastaplex, Research consortiums such as the CRC for Food Agility as well as major agribusinesses and organisations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. These appointments have included developing strategic, organisational and technology commercialisation plans. The work has involved projects across Australia, New Zealand, Africa and South Asia.
Dr Davis has previously held senior roles with a series of major Australian and global companies, with more than 15 years’ experience in commercialisation of technology. Most recently he was General Manager of Innovation and Strategic Development at Australian Agricultural Company. Prior to that he held senior roles with ThermoFisher Scientific and Pfizer’s Animal Health Division, now Zoetis. In these roles he has been instrumental in enabling commercial success from the development and implementation of technology in the livestock and agri-food industries. Dr Davis spent 11 years as a researcher with Australia’s leading research agency, CSIRO.
He has a Bachelor of Science, a Ph.D and an MBA and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.