General Manager Commercial and Business Development
Hamish Findlay, as General Manager, Commercial and Business Development, leads ESR’s Commercial team.
Before joining ESR in 2014, Hamish served as a Senior Commercialisation Manager at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Prior to that, he worked as Commercialisation Manager for Otago Innovation Ltd and previously held research marketing roles for the University of Otago and Roy Morgan Research.
Since arriving at ESR, Hamish has worked in a number of managerial roles. This experience has given him a comprehensive understanding of ESR and its customers.
Hamish says there is a huge opportunity to build on ESR’s current customer base.
“ESR has a well-earned reputation for delivering science solutions that support the work of many of our customers – in health, food safety and quality, forensic, water, workplace drug testing and more.
“We also have a proven track record with products such as the expert forensic software STRmix™ that shows there’s a global market for what we do.”
In the coming months Hamish says the team’s newly created Commercial team will build on ESR’s reputation and proven success in national and international arenas.
“The challenge is to help new and existing customers meet their goals,” he says.
“For example, this past year we made a significant investment in both people and equipment to ensure New Zealand businesses have access to world-class drug testing services that help safeguard employees and the public.
“Putting together a strong Commercial team reflects ESR’s commitment to ensuring New Zealand gets the best out of its investment in science and innovation. It’s an exciting opportunity.”
Hamish has a Masters (Hons) in Psychology and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland. He also earned a Diploma for Graduates in Accounting from the University of Otago.