Dr Zahra Champion

Dr Zahra Champion

Executive Director, BioTechNZ

Dr Zahra Champion, is the Executive Director of BioTechNZ (formally known as NZBIO) and Assistant Director of the Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology (IIB).

She has had senior management and governance roles, providing advice and leading projects in food and beverage, biotechnology, agriculture, health, and information technology both in New Zealand and overseas.

Zahra holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Medical and Health Sciences).

Peter Dearden

Peter Dearden

Professor, the University of Otago, Co-director, Genomics Aotearoa

Manya Sabherwal

Manya Sabherwal

National Account Manager, Cytiva

Jai Denton

Jai Denton

Director - Crop Biotechnology Policy, CropLife Australia

Mark Piper

Mark Piper

CEO, The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research

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