Federal Minister for Industry and Innovation, Greg Combet, has announced the appointment of tewo new Board members for Commercialisation Australia and enhanced support for the manufacturing sector under the program.


Mr Combet announced the appointment of Brisbane-based manufacturing expert Christine Bridges-Taylor and Adelaide-based biotechnology authority Dr Leanna Read.


Ms Bridges-Taylor is General Manager at B&R Enclosures, a family owned and operated company specializing in the manufacture and supply of electrical products designed for Australian conditions, and has extensive experience in managing manufacturing entities.


Dr Leanna Read was a member of the Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovation Council for six years and the founding Managing Director and CEO of biotechnology company, TGR BioSciences Pty Ltd from 2001 - 2011. She is currently a member of BioAngels, an Adelaide-based Angel investor network.