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Laurie is a founder and director of iQ Capital Management Pty Ltd, which has the inQbator and iQfunds brands at Varsity Lakes on the central Gold Coast. He also consults to technology companies and public sector clients on commercialisation and management of intellectual property through his advisory business, the KNODE Partnership. Laurie’s background includes almost 20 years as a research director and scientist (biology and environmental science), and 10 years as chief executive in a number of organisations in Australia and New Zealand.
Laurie is a member of a number of national and state funding and advisory bodies on industry development and innovation, including:
He has participated in several New Zealand and Australian Ministerial Missions to South-East Asia and North Asia, and been a member of a number of national reviews sponsored by both industry and government.
Laurie has lived and worked in Jamaica, New Caledonia and New Zealand, as well as several Australian states, and undertaken business in North and South Asia, the Pacific region, the UK, Europe, Canada and the USA.
His qualifications include an MBA from the University of Melbourne (1990); a PhD from the University of the West Indies (1979); and BSc Hons 1st Class from James Cook University (1973).