Mark Loeffen has provided huge value by providing me with hands-on coaching help to manage a large multi-disciplinary meat research project. I am leading. It’s a very complex multi-disciplinary meat research project with lots of moving parts, involving both very applied and theoretical scientists. Mark has helped me transition the project from the evaluation phase to the much more focused second phase, which requires robust management systems and work plans with clear specifications for success and delivery. Mark is very experienced in managing R&D projects and is very good at bringing in a cross-pollination of ideas between sectors.
Science Impact Leader
Lincoln Research Centre
Christchurch, New Zealand
Mark Loeffen assisted Meat and Livestock Australia for 15 years in three main areas:
- Support for the industry business and commercialisation services provided by Meat and Livestock Australia – Mark has shown capability to understand the commercial value of new technology and innovation in the Australian red meat industry. He has assisted us in documentation material transfer packages to enable the execution of successful licensing agreements.
- Support for evaluation of the returns from industry programme investments – Mark has assisted us with industry surveys and discussions with key stakeholders and end users of our research outcomes in order to assess the value of benefits and impacts arising from these investments.
- Technical analysis – Mark’s strong...
Dr Lewis Atkinson
Manager Knowledge & Program Improvement,
Meat and Livestock Australia Ltd
Mark Loeffen researched and prepared a technical review (white paper) for us to document the techniques that had been tested for shearing the wool of live lambs. Our ultimate objective, which we have since achieved, was to improve animal welfare by developing a new line shearing process to remove the wool from the animals after they are slaughtered. Mark's report provided a solid starting point to help us develop the new process by showing us what had already been done and what had not been done. We engaged Mark to carry out the technical review as he was a recognised world expert in this field. We found him to be very knowledgeable and a very good person to work with. If he says he will do something he will do it and you know he will always perform a very good job.
Manager Technical Development,
Nortura – Produksjon, Oslo, Norway