“I am an Innovation and Growth specialist so I work with SME’s to help them reach their growth potential”
Nanette is a molecular biologist by training and has spent over 20 years in the commercial scientific sector in life sciences and diagnostics and has substantial biotechnology and diagnostics consultancy experience, specialising in tools and device commercialisation, market analysis and routes-to-market.
Nanette has substantial business development and product management experience across a range of products and business units including molecular biology reagents, applied testing and clinical diagnostic markets and also pharmaceutical industry. She is very experienced with all aspects of commercialisation of products and processes for these sectors and has an excellent knowledge of the diagnostics and molecular biology markets. Nanette specialises in helping SME’s, start-ups and microbusinesses.
How has your skillset grown over time?
My expertise is in commercialisation and I have adopted a much more strategic view over time.
What’s the worst job you’ve ever had, and what did you learn from it?
My ‘worst job’ was for a company which had very siloed departments and quite a toxic culture. I knew on day 2 it wasn’t for me but kept going. From that I learned to trust my instincts more.
Why did you choose a career in this industry
My education is in biotechnology, but I found academic life dull. I chose ‘commercial science’ as I enjoy customer facing roles and also for the variety.
What are three things still left on your bucket list?
I don’t have a bucket list
What are your key skills?
Business Development, Market analysis, Relationship building