Hobson Leavy is pleased to announce the appointment of Bart Challis to the role of Chief Operating Officer for Scion.
Bart brings 20 years of technology-related industry experience, having established a proven track record in international technology commercialisation, R&D and operational management, strategic partnering, creating and implementing strategic vision, leading and empowering people and successful multi-party negotiations.
Originally growing up in Rotorua, Bart completed a genetics-related Ph.D. at the University of Otago before spending 16 years working internationally in Western Europe, North America and Asia. During this time Bart worked in the Biotechnology/Life Sciences industry performing various management and executive roles for multi-nationals QBioGene, Invitrogen Inc and Active Motif Inc. Since returning to New Zealand Bart has worked as an executive at Hill Laboratories, initially managing the Agricultural division, and more recently managing all commercial aspects of the Hills organisation.
Please join us in congratulating Bart on his new role.