New Fellows 2019

Professor Jan Tennent

Jan Tennent

Professor Jan Tennent FTSE

Biomedical research leader

CEO, Biomedical Research Victoria (VIC)

Professor Jan Tennent is CEO of Biomedical Research Victoria, Victoria’s leading network of universities, research-intensive hospitals, medical research institutes, CSIRO and a number of other health and medical research organisations.

In her previous role as Director for Business Development & Global Alliances at Pfizer Animal Health, Professor Tennent was responsible for maximising the growth and profitability of APAC business units and leading the due diligence and negotiation teams for a number of company and product acquisitions and numerous technology licences and collaborative R&D agreements.

As a member of the CSL Animal Health executive team she was responsible for new product opportunity evaluation and leadership of product development and the launch teams for unique vaccines in Australia and the UK.

Professor Tennent’s research career included periods as Director of the CRC for Vaccine Technology and Program Manager for the Vaccines and Immunology group of CSIRO Animal Health.