Dr. Simon Lovatt
Director, Research & Enterprise
As Director, Research & Enterprise, Simon is responsible for both the University of Waikato’s Research Office (which supports researchers across the University in applying for and managing external research projects) and WaikatoLink. In the latter role, he is a director of several WaikatoLink subsidiaries and associate companies and a member of the KiwiNet Investment Committee. His role gives him a valuable overview of the University’s innovation pipeline from the most fundamental Marsden Fund projects to commercially successful spin-out companies.
Simon holds a BE (Chemical & Process) from the University of Canterbury, a PhD in food engineering from Massey University and is a Fellow of Engineering New Zealand