Management team

Dr Justin Coombs
Dr Justin Coombs Chief Executive Officer
Justin is a biotech industry leader. He is not only a PhD-trained scientist, he is a patent attorney who specialises in biotech. His areas of expertise are in R&D program development, intellectual property, technology transfer, and commercial strategy across a broad range of technology-focused organisations.

Justin was part of the founding senior management team for Cell Therapy Manufacturing (CTMCRC) and founding CEO of CTMCRC’s spin-out company, Carina Biotech.

Ms Belinda Wade
Ms Belinda WadeOperations Manager
Belinda is a business development specialist with an honours degree in biotechnology. As Business Development Coordinator (Strategic Partnerships) for Flinders University, she was instrumental in bringing together the key elements that saw Marine Bioproducts progress from a working concept through to a fully-fledged (and fully funded) Cooperative Research Centre.

Belinda is also a graduate of the SA Enterprise Workshop, having been admitted to the highly competitive Entrepreneur Program in 2014.

Ms Jane Keane
Ms Jane KeaneExecutive Assistant
Jane has been with Marine Bioproducts CRC since January 2022, overseeing office administration and providing support to the MBCRC management team. Before her appointment, she served as Executive Assistant to the Director, Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development at Flinders University for 10 years.

As an organised and skilled administrative professional with many years experience supporting senior management in finance, accounting, local government and education sectors, Jane is motivated to help the organisation’s administration processes run smoothly.

Please direct any administrative enquiries you have her way and she’ll be happy to help.