The principal, Anne French, is a specialist in innovation and strategy. She has deep expertise in science and research funding, R&D programme management, and research commercialisation. She has an in-depth knowledge of the New Zealand innovation system. Her consulting encompasses strategic advice; national and regional innovation policy and strategy; industry engagement; programme management; fundraising and grant writing; and capital raising for innovative technologies with large global markets.

Her first career was in academic publishing. She worked in senior roles for a global publisher, started a publishing business, and founded a business journal for a professional society. 

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