Keith Steele is the Managing Director of Steele Business Solutions Pty Ltd., a professional advisory business located on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, and a Commercialisation Advisor for the Australian Federal Governments Accelerating Commercialisation program.
He is an experienced company Director having been Chair or Director of 18 organisations.
He has >40 years’ experience in the discovery, development, financing and commercialisation of new technologies, and has founded, Chaired, Directed or Advised >250 early-stage companies in a diverse range of sectors [biotechnology, medical devices, agriculture, water, software, fishing, building, consumer goods, and automotive].
Previous roles include establishing a venture capital fund, CEO of AgResearch Ltd. [New Zealand’s largest Crown Research Institute], Chief Scientist and Executive Director of Primary Industries for the Victorian Department of Natural Resources and Environment; Group Director MAF Technology, Research Scientist for the New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, and a technical expert for the International Atomic Energy Agency. Educated in New Zealand at the University of Waikato (DPhil Chemistry 1978), and Massey University (MAgrSc. (Hons1) 1973).