Colin Dawson


  • Biotech and Life Sciences
  • Agritech and Agbio

Following ten years in veterinary clinical practice Colin held a number of senior executive positions in the public, private and not for profit healthcare sectors. Before taking up his current role as Chief Operating Officer at powerHouse Ventures Ltd,  Colin was CEO of HSA Global, CEO of Otago Innovation Ltd, Director of Group Strategy for the healthcare REIT The Calan Group, (now Vital Healthcare Property Trust) and more recently was a founding Partner of Medicus Capital, a health consulting and investment banking services firm.

Colin is an Accredited Fellow of the NZ Institute of Directors and a director of a number of NZ life science technology companies including Pacific Edge, BlisTechnologies and Menixis. Colin serves on the Advisory Boards of NZBIO, the Brain Health Research Centre at the University of Otago, is a Trustee of Upstart Business Incubator and a Director of Otago Angels. His interest in primary produce centres around his Central Otago based export cherry orchard and a mixed forestry interest in the North Island.