Howard Moore graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Food Technology. His early career was in the New Zealand dairy industry with NZ Co-op Dairy Co, Alfa Laval, NZ Dairy Board and Kiwi Dairies. He was a driving force in the New Zealand dairy industry committing to invest $150 million in an ag-biotechnology start-up company; ViaLactia. Howard and the late Professor Ross Clark were co-founders of Tercica, an Auckland start-up company which relocated to the USA, in-licensed and then had IGF-1 approved as a drug and achieved a listing for Tercica on NASDAQ. Howard then returned to New Zealand and became Executive Director for Direct Capital’s $100 million life sciences fund, BioPacificVentures. Howard has also has spent 6 years working in the dairy industry in China. His career has been hallmarked by fund raising, commercialising technology, developing early stage companies, and sales and marketing.
Mr. Amit Somani, BE, EPMB is the Managing Director of Pictor Diagnostics India. Following his education in Engineering from Pune University, Amit started a blood banking software business and went on to receive his EPMB from the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta. He then worked at global consulting companies, followed by a senior managerial role at Reliance Jio. Most recently he was head of customer experience management at Flipkart before joining Pictor Diagnostics India.
Jim McLean is a company director with 30 years experience in manufacturing, financial services, and science businesses. He was a partner with Ernst and Young until 1994 when he joined Genesis Research and Development. He has been a fulltime director since 2003 including most recently as Charmain of R J Hill Laboratories, Mesynthes Limited, Prevar Limited and the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution.
Dr. Sarita Kumble, Ph.D.
Dr. Lee Mathias, DHSc is a director of Pictor. Lee has many years of experience as a director in public health services including Crown Health Enterprises and Hospital and Health Services, ACC, social enterprises (NGOs) and private companies.
Lee’s entrepreneurial activity includes start-up companies Birthcare Auckland Limited, the first private maternity company to contract with the public sector in NZ and Labtests Auckland Limited which won the public contract to provide community laboratory services for the people of Auckland.
Prior to that Lee was the General Manager for Strategic Planning with Auckland Healthcare Services (A+), Manager for Clinical Support Services for South Auckland and Principal Nurse at Middlemore Hospital. Lee maintains a portfolio of lectureships with AUT, University of the South Pacific and Auckland University.
Lee Mathias is a registered nurse and holds a BA from Massey University, an MBA from Auckland University and DHSc from AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand. She is an accredited fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand and an Ass. Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Healthcare Managers.
Roy Austin has over 30 years investment banking experience across a wide range of industries covering mergers, acquisitions, divestments, leveraged buy-outs, capital raising and IP commercialization. His practical experience also includes participation in local and international manufacturing, marketing and European and New Zealand based private equity funds.
Roy is Chairman of Cure Kids and Cure Kids Ventures a SCIF backed private equity firm.