Dr Andrew Bailey
Senior Manager: Innovation
Andrew returned to his alma mater in 2007 to join RC&I, having worked at Mintek, AECI and the CSIR in a number of technology development and research management roles in the biomining, fermentation, bioprocessing and food fields. This often involved techno-economic feasibility studies, project management and the development of business plans for late-stage/pilot-scale research and development projects approaching commercialisation, as well as trouble-shooting for commercial operations. After completing a Programme in Financial Management, he also worked for the Dialogue Group which gave him valuable experience in sales and marketing, especially interacting with clients in the UK and USA in the financial services sector. Andrew has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from UCT and is a member of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), the Licensing Executives Society (LES), and the Southern African Research and Innovation Managers Association (SARIMA).