Professor Jonathan WestBA (University of Sydney), PHD (Harvard University)
Professor Jonathan West
Professor Jonathan West is the Director of the Australian Innovation Research Centre. Prior to assuming his current appointment, he taught for 18 years at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, where he was Associate Professor, founding Director of the Harvard University Life Sciences Initiative, and from 1998-1999 the Novartis Faculty Research Fellow. He has been Visiting Professor at Hitotsubashi University and the Nomura School of Advanced Management in Tokyo, Japan and Visiting Professor at the University de Paris IX-Dauphine, Sorbonne. Professor West is also Chairman of the Asia Advisory Council of Bunge Ltd, one of the world’s largest agribusiness processing and trading companies, and has served as an advisor to other major corporations and several Governments around the world, including in the life sciences field, DuPont, Roche, Novartis, Syngenta and the J.R. Simplot Company, along with the Governments of Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong and France. He was a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Novartis Agricultural Discovery Institute in La Jolla, California. In Australia, he has served on the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering, Innovation Council’s Working Group on Science and Technology in China and India and in 2006 was ‘Eminent Thinker in Residence’ with the Premier of NSW. Professor West has been a Director of the Company since 7 November 2005. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.