John Green

Company Secretary at Uniseed Management Pty Ltd.

John Green

John Green

Company Secretary at Uniseed Management Pty Ltd.

Biography

John Green is the Company Secretary of Uniseed Pty Ltd. John has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce degree, is a Certified Practicing Accountant, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors. In 1994 John was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to undertake post-graduate studies at the National University of Singapore. John is a former International President of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and Chairman of the Institute’s Professional Standards Committee.

John has more than twenty five years general management and company secretarial experience, mostly at a senior management level, in both government and private sectors. He has held a number of Board appointments and was Group Company Secretary of ANL Ltd from 1989 to 1994. John also conducted a very successful international business consultancy prior to taking up his present appointment as the Group Company Secretary of Melbourne Enterprises International Ltd.

John has combined his general management roles with an active academic career. He has more than twenty years academic experience in the university sector as a part-time law lecturer, faculty member, course advisory committee member and academic consultant. John was one of the foundation lecturers and course designers for the Centre of Research and Development at the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales. Recently John has been a consultant to the Asian Centre for Professional Development and the Central Law Training (UK) involved with the preparation and presentation of professional seminars in South East Asia.

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Chief Executive Officer at Uniseed Management Pty Ltd.

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Investment Manager at Uniseed Ventures

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Investment Manager, Melbourne at Uniseed Management Pty Ltd.

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Investment Manager, Brisbane at Uniseed Management Pty Ltd.

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Chief Investment Officer, Asia Pacific at IP Group Plc

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Senior Vice Principal at University of Melbourne

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Chief Financial Officer at The University of Queensland

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Former Chief Executive Officer & Director at Zenogen Pty Ltd.

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Chief Financial Officer at Uniseed Management Pty Ltd.

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Hatchtech Pty Ltd.

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Company Secretary
Current

Uniseed focuses on companies located in Australia. The firm mainly targets the sectors like bio-technology and other technology companies. they provides financing for seed & early stage capital requirements.

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Prior

Uniseed was established in October 2000 as a $20 million joint venture between the University of Melbourne (UM) and the University of Queensland (UQ). This proof of concept fund (Fund-1) operated with significant input and support from the commercialization offices of the two universities (UniQuest and Melbourne Ventures Limited), with staff of these organizations making up the majority of the Investment Committee and leading due diligence and management of most investment opportunities. Over 20 investments, typically of $250,000 - $500,000 were made from this fund. A new $40 million venture fund (Fund-2) ran from 2005-15, with the addition of a third leading university, the University of New South Wales, and a major private institutional investor, the Westscheme superannuation fund. The founding universities (UQ & UM) also committed further funds. Australian Super took over Westscheme's essets and commitments in July 2011. With the start of Fund-2, an independent management team was established, consisting of the CEO and three Investment Managers; one at each university catchment. The Investment Committee was restructured, with dedicated committees established for biotechnology or other technologies. The nominal investment limit was increased to $2.5 million to allow participation in follow-on funding rounds so as to preserve Uniseed's equity position. On 1 November 2015, Uniseed started its third and largest fund (Fund-3) with the addition of the University of Sydney and the CSIRO to the Universities of Queensland, Melbourne and NSW. This followed three high profile exits in the preceding 14 months (Fibrotech; Spinifex & Hatchtech). Each of the five partners committed $10 million over 10 years to the new fund (total fund $50 million). Uniseed's partner research organisations spent nearly $4 billion on research, making up over 40% of the total research spend at 67 research organisations in Australia. Together, these organisations accounted for nearly 500 invention disclosures (34% of total) and 500 new registered IP rights filed (45% of total) over the same period(2013 National Survey of Research Commercialisation). Unlike private venture capital funds, Uniseed is dedicated to the needs of its research partners, and committed to servicing them consistently over the long term, irrespective of the short term conditions in external capital markets. It works in very close partnership with the research partner commercialisation companies and staff, providing a valuable adjunct to the capabilities these companies and staff provide. They in turn provide a best-practice commercialisation service tailored to their respective organisations. These companies are able to leverage to great effect the scale of operation and expertise of the Uniseed network. The fund is run with commercial discipline, ensuring independence and financial rigor in its investment decision-making processes. Success is measured by a balance of return on investment (including the flow of funds for research to further the commercialisation of intellectual property generated within the research partner catchments), the establishment of viable start-up companies, the generation of research income for research partners and the improvement of partner commercialisation processes.

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John Green is affiliated with Uniseed Management Pty Ltd., Uniseed Ventures

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