Dr Diana Siew

Associate Director
Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland
Strategic Relationship Manager ABI, Co-Chair CMDT

Diana Siew’s role in the NZ Innovation environment is to support and help develop NZ’s medical technology sector to grow the economy through partnerships and collaborations between firms, researchers, clinicians/end-users and government.

Two complementary initiatives in NZ that underpin her Sector Manager role are the Consortium of Medical Device Technologies and the MedTech Centre of Research Excellence (MedTech CoRE). Diana co-chairs the CMDT and is an Associate Director of the MedTech CoRE, responsible for strategy and industry relationships.

Diana previously held senior science management roles at Industrial Research Limited and Callaghan Innovation, becoming involved in the commercialisation of early stage technologies. This sparked her interest in developing the ecosystem to support start-ups into sustainable entities. She has worked closely with the Medical Technology Association NZ for the last 10 years to develop an industry network supporting emerging MedTech companies.

A chemist by training, Diana has 20 years of experience in operational management, and strategy development and implementation. She enjoys mentoring and coaching young science talent. Diana studied for her PhD, MSc (1st Class Hons) and BSc degrees at the University of Auckland.