Our team

Dr Patrick Silvey

Managing Director
Mob: 0402 308 922

MBA (University Medal), Queensland University of Technology
PhD (Molecular Biology), University of Queensland
BSc (Hons), University of Queensland

Patrick has a demonstrated history of success in investment attraction and fundraising. He is a specialist in obtaining funding for joint venture projects between large R&D organizations, industry and government agencies, in science and technology research and innovation. He also assists in the establishment of new ventures to commercialise the outputs from research programs. He has achieved more than $950M in direct cash investments and $2.7B in additional in-kind resource commitments from industry, government, philanthropic, and private equity sources, on behalf of clients. He was previously a Director in Corporate Finance at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and a post-doctoral research fellow at The University of Queensland. He was a member of the QUT Research and Innovation Committee and the i.lab technology incubator Advisory Panel for 9 years. He sits on the Advance Queensland, Business Development Fund Investment Panel

Patrick provides pro bono services to not-for-profit organisations and foundations.

Dr Lavinia Proctor

Mob: 0407 678 868

PhD, Immunopharmacology, UQ
BSc (Hons I), UQ

Dr Lavinia Proctor has held executive and senior management roles in unlisted Australian biotechnology companies, Replikun Biotech Pty Ltd and Promics Limited. In these roles, Lavinia has had Direct and wide-ranging responsibility for intellectual property management, risk management, in-licensing, financial management, business development, regulatory issues, grants and R&D projects. She is an experienced senior consultant providing professional advisory services catering to biopharmaceutical companies and organisations seeking input into development of novel therapeutics or funding for research initiatives or research infrastructure. She holds a PhD in Immunopharmacology (UQ), a Bachelor of Laws (UQ), and has co-authored fourteen peer-reviewed international publications.