Michael du Plessis

Michael has more than 20 years of experience in innovation, R&D, new product development and technology commercialisation. His previous roles in industry include a long career with ICI and later Orica, where he was Senior Research Scientist, Technical Manager and Commercialisation Manager. More recently he was Innovation and R&D Manager for Sydney Water Corporation. He has worked in a variety of countries including South Africa, United Kingdom and Australia.

Michael's experience covers a wide range of industry sectors, including: mining; water utilities; chemicals; explosives; manufacturing; public sector research agencies; and universities. He has also been intimately involved with establishing research alliances with commercial organisations, universities, research organisations and government entities.

Michael has a PhD in chemistry and is passionate about helping organisations improve the return on their investment in new and improved technology, processes and engineering.


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