Geoff Sjollema

Geoff Sjollema


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Geoff brings over 10 years’ experience leading high performance teams, developing new business opportunities, and delivering sound strategic advice. With experience in the higher education and start-up sectors, Geoff is at home in the innovation space. His approach to strategic planning is collaborative, creative, practical and effective.

Influential work

  • Led strategic planning for a new $35M multi-institutional research centre; and established its financial, governance, intellectual property and reporting processes
  • Conducted a forward-looking technical evaluation of a scientific services unit, identifying a generational change in technology that offered new business opportunities; and prepared and implemented a services restructure, including procuring a new asset fleet
  • Developed and implemented the research and development (R&D) strategy for a healthcare start-up, including management of the business’ R&D tax incentive program
  • Restructured a technical services facility to sustainably improve service delivery and accessibility, including reducing operating costs and improving staff retention
  • Conducted a detailed review of an out-of-scope multi-year research project in consultation with the project funder, recommending significant restructuring to achieve project goals.

Outside of Nous

Prior to joining Nous, Geoff held senior management roles in the higher education sector and consulted to small businesses. His work has taken him from genomics and consumer healthcare to the humanities and social sciences.

Geoff holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and a Master of Financial Management from The Australian National University.

In his spare time...

Geoff can be found trying to keep up with his two small children. He enjoys cooking and working in the shed, usually accompanied by a young assistant.