Dr Leanna Read has executive, board and investment experience across a range of technology-based enterprises, particularly biotechnology. She was CEO and Chair of the CRC for Cell Therapy Manufacturing (CTM CRC) that established TekCyte, and has been Chair of TekCyte since its formation in 2018. She also chairs the second spin-out from CTM CRC, Carina Biotech Pty Ltd. Dr Read was Chief Scientist for South Australia for a four-year term until 2019.
She is a current member of several private and public sector boards including Uniseed venture capital investment company, Biosensis Pty Ltd, RSPCA SA and the Federal Government Biomedical Translation Fund Committee. Dr Read has been elected to the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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