Dr Leanna Read

Chief Scientist / Government of South Australia

Leanna brings extensive research, executive, board and investment experience, particularly in biotechnology.  She took up her position as Chief Scientist in 2014. Prior to this, she was the founder and Managing Director of biotechnology company, TGR BioSciences, as well as CEO of the Cooperative Research Centre for Tissue Growth and Repair.

Leanna currently chairs, or is on the board of several research centres, companies and government boards. She is particularly passionate about research translation, entrepreneurship and STEM education.