Ms Tina Rankovic

Dip Diag Rad (Sturt CAE), Grad Dip Mgmt (RMIT), MBus (Swinburne)

Tina was elected to the Board as a Director in early 2013 with aims to embed fund-raising as a core operational activity utilising her skills, experience and networks.

Tina Rankovic is an experienced, commercially astute CEO and Non-Executive Director with a strong business management and technical background gained through senior management roles in multi-national corporations, private sector, start-up companies and government in the healthcare, life sciences, engineering, biotechnology, sports science and tertiary education and research sectors. Her expertise, gained in Australia and internationally, includes business development, marketing and communications management; strategic planning and analysis; stakeholder management; project/program and contract management; R&D/technology commercialisation, innovation management; and risk management. Tina is passionate about seeing Australian innovation developed into products and services for domestic and global markets.

Tina is currently working in a strategic advisory capacity with the College of Science, Engineering & Health, RMIT University, as well as being a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Australasian Leukaemia & Lymphoma Group (ALLG).

Until late 2012, Tina was the Executive Director Knowledge Exchange at Victoria University. Tina joined Victoria University in 2008 as Director to establish the Office for Innovation and Commercial Development.

From 2006 – 2008, Tina was the inaugural Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of the Australian Nano Business Forum (ANBF), the peak national body representing and promoting Australian industries and companies involved in nanotechnology.

Prior to this, Tina was the Director, Commercialisation – Life and Physical Sciences for Monash Commercial, the commercialisation vehicle for Monash University.  Before joining Monash University, Tina was the inaugural Head of Commercialisation at the Baker Heart Research Institute from 2002 – 2005.

Prior to her entry into the tertiary education and research sector, Tina was the National Business Development Manager – Orthopaedics for Mayne Group Ltd with responsibility for an A$250M portfolio.  This followed an eight year career with the Zimmer division of Bristol-Myers Squibb Australia, where she was the Marketing and Business Development Director – Australasia.

Tina has a Diploma of Diagnostic Radiography and her postgraduate qualifications include a Graduate Diploma of Management (RMIT University) and a Masters of Business degree majoring in innovation and marketing management (Swinburne University of Technology). Additionally, Tina has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) course.