Mr. Ken Jefferd

BSc (Hons), GAICD

Mr. Ken Jefferd

Ken is an executive leader and Non-executive Director who builds and grows innovative businesses driven by science, engineering and technology.

Ken graduated from Cardiff University with a first class degree in applied chemistry before spending 20 years with BP globally.  His energy sector experience spans markets in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia/NZ across alternative energy, fuels, lubricants, biotech, global shared services, refining and corporate HQ. More recently Ken was MD of the private-equity owned hrl: technology group, a specialist engineering and testing business operating nationally and across SE Asia, before joining its board of directors in 2017.

Ken currently serves as the University of Melbourne’s Executive Director of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation (RIC) as well as CEO, UoM Commercial Ltd where he is focusing on developing external partnerships, growing the research business, simplifying operations and increasing the translation and commercialisation of intellectual property.

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