Graeme Kernich Conf2012

Deputy CEO & Chief Operating Officer

Dr Graeme Kernich

CRC for Spatial Information

CRCSI Board, Research Investment Committee, Audit & Risk Committee

Level 5, 204 Lygon St
Carlton, Victoria, 3053



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Graeme manages CRCSI operations. He is responsible for the business development team developing new commercial opportunities, managing partner relationships, delivering commissioned research, implementing project commercialisation plans and managing the CRCSI intellectual property portfolio. He has facilitated CRCSI startup businesses and also directs the CRCSI financial and compliance team. Together with the CRCSI Research Director he oversees the CRCSI's research project progress as well as performance monitoring and reporting. Graeme has previously managed several CRCSI projects including the National Coastal and Urban Digital Elevation Modelling Project.

Previously, Graeme worked at RMIT University from 2000 to 2004 identifying technologies for commercial exploitation and facilitating their transfer, primarily in Biotechnology and Information Technology. He negotiated commercial agreements, assisted and led in the creation of several RMIT startup companies, implemented strategies with alliance partners and provided assistance in intellectual property management, project planning and route-to-market strategies.

Graeme has formal qualifications in Business Administration, Governance and Leadership, and a PhD in Agricultural Science.