Senior Investment Professional & Investment Committee Member
Dr Bev Thomas is an experienced investment, strategic and operational professional with focus on SME management.
She has successfully delivered on roles in early stage venture investment, organisational turnaround and growth. Dr Thomas combines Board experience on start-up investee companies and not-for-profit organisations with strong technical capabilities and commercial acumen, supporting the development and execution of successful strategic outcomes across a range of SMEs.
She is currently Director of Clean Energy Finance Corporation; an Australian clean technology venture fund with $200 million funds under management. Bev is responsible for lead identification and due diligence activities for new pipeline investment opportunities. In addition, she is an active Member of the Board of Directors for start-up investee companies.
Previously, she was the CEO of Australia’s leading Phase I clinical faculty, Investment Manager for a large Medical Research Commercialisation Fund that supports the development of Australian life science companies with >$300 million under management.
She holds a Ph.D and a Bachelor of Pharmacy, Upper Second Class (Hons), University of Bath, UK, and she also holds an MBA from Deakin University.