Professor, the University of Otago, Co-director, Genomics Aotearoa
Government Incentives, EY
Tim Benbow is an R&D and incentives leader with over 15 years’ experience across New Zealand and Australia. Tim has led the EY New Zealand Incentives team for the last 5 years, servicing many of New Zealand’s largest, quickest growing and most innovative businesses. Tim is also a member of the New Zealand Government R&D Advisory Group where he has been able to influence the design and ongoing refinement of the R&D tax incentive. Before this, Tim spent 10 years with EY in Sydney, helping Australian businesses access a range of funding for R&D, innovation and commercialisation.
Prior to EY, Tim worked for a chemical spin-out company from the University of Otago. During this time, he provided stable isotope analytical services to the research, agricultural and oil & gas sectors, he completed a commercial-focused PhD, and he grew a passion for the business side of science.
Tim has a PhD, PGDipSci and BSc from the University of Otago.