Charles Rikard-Bell has been appointed Manager, Commercialisation and Research Impact at Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork (Pork CRC).
Announcing the appointment, Pork CRC CEO, Roger Campbell, said Rikard-Bell’s role would be to generate revenue from those Pork CRC research outcomes with identified genuine commercial potential.
“Charles will also work with our scientists to develop R&D projects with greater emphasis on commercial outcomes,” Campbell said.
“We have a number of valuable outcomes and deals on the books, including AusScan Online, a patent on enhancing reproduction, a performance enhancer for pigs at weaning, a technology for enriching the environment of sows and weaner pigs, a quantitative PCR for Lawsonia and other diagnostic tests related to animal health and even the health of bio digesters, including covered ponds.”
For the past 11 years Rikard-Bell has worked for Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly, with its Australian Pig and Poultry livestock team as Account Manager and Technical Consultant, before his most recent regional role as Marketing Manager-Swine for the Asia Pacific Rim.
He did his PhD with the first Pork CRC and has a wealth of knowledge of the Australian and Asian pork industries.
In other Pork CRC executive staff moves, Research Manager Graeme Crook, who has been with Pork CRC for eight years, playing major roles in program management, education and student mentoring, translation of research outcomes and managing IT systems, finished yesterday (June 30).