David Wright

Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary

David has more than 20 years’ experienceas a C-level executive and board advisor of organisations encompassingacademia, telecommunications, IT, government research and start-ups, both inAustralia and internationally.

Priorto joining the Food Agility CRC, David was CEO of the Capital Markets CRC andone of the founders of the Digital Health CRC.   David’s background inindustrial research has been built across over 20 years. David was Founder and Executive Chair of Higher Education Consulting Groupadvising organisations like CSIRO and UTS on industry engaged research, Vice-President of Macquarie University and was investment andcommercialisation director of NICTA Ltd (now Data61).  

Through David’s experiencefoundingmultipletechnology start ups, leading billion dollarglobal enterprises and advising private equity investors, he maintainsdeepindustry connection as an investor and Board Chair of technologiescompanies; Rozetta Technologies, CIM and Campus Morning Mail; andindustryadvisory firm HECG. David is a qualified Barrister and Solicitor.

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