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Management & Governance

CRANN's management team has overall responsibility for implementing the strategic plan of the institute and ensuring the success of CRANN. The management team reports to the Institute Board and funding agencies. The Institute Board is comprised of individuals with a broad range of experience across industry, academia and commercialisation.

CRANN's Scientific Advisory Board meets annually with the role of reviewing the research output from CRANN and providing strategic input to the Director regarding research focus areas.

CRANNs Commercialisation Advisory Board includes entrepreneurs, VCs and industry experts who help direct the Institutes commercialisation strategy.

CRANN's management team

The Director has overall responsibility to ensure the success of CRANN, reporting to the Institute Board and funding agencies. The Director has to ensure that the strategic plan for CRANN is implemented and has responsibility for overall budgeting. In addition the Director manages the Scientific Advisory Board.

The Executive Director has all operational responsibilities, including personnel, health and safety, financial management, CRANN operational issues, intellectual property, and managing relationships with funding agencies, industrial partners and internally within the university.


Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of an exceptional group of international scientists with both industrial and academic backgrounds and a range of interests and expertise which span the full spectrum of scientific disciplines, with a particular focus on expertise in the core research themes of CRANN.

The remit of the SAB is to:

  • Provide a critical review of current CRANN research results
  • Advise on strategic direction of CRANN research
  • Provide independent scientific advice to the Director on specific scientific issues, including peer review
  • Support and champion CRANN and its research
  • Advise on commercial possibilities of IP generated from the research in CRANN