Director (Independent)

Ms Jenni Lightowlers

Key skills: Legal and Commercialisation.

Ms Lightowlers is a founding partner of the boutique technology law firm, Francis Abourizk Lightowlers. She provides legal advice to a large number of Co-Operative Research Centres (particularly in the health and mining sectors) and their participants. The advice canvasses structuring, corporate management, directors’ duties, general commercial matters, R&D taxation, spin-off companies and venture capital funding in addition to intellectual property development, protection, management and commercialisation.

Ms Lightowlers is a Vice Chancellor’s Fellow at Deakin University and Chair of the University Legislation Committee. She is a member of both the Innovation and Investment Committee and the Law School Advisory Committee as well as being a board member of several public and private companies.