Who we are

A unique team of consultants offering authentic expertise and unparalleled global reach.

Clive Seymour, BSc, Dip Mgmt

Clive Seymour is a highly respected professional executive, offering strategic analysis, planning and implementation services based on over 20 years’ academic and commercial life science experience. Having completed his BSc in marine biology at the University of Wales in the UK, he subsequently joined the National Heart and Lung Institute research team at the University of London. Leaving research in 1990, Clive went on to take technical and marketing roles at Pharmacia Biotech in Europe before moving to Hong Kong to develop the business in the APAC region. He later ran APAC commercial operations for Biacore AB, before assuming the role of Global Business Unit head for Life Sciences with overall responsibility for the company’s product portfolio and business management. He was also responsible for global marketing and business communications.

In 2004, Clive founded his own New Zealand consulting company, Biodirectionz Ltd. and worked on contract until 2013 for Bruker Corporation (BRKR) as Vice President and then Executive Vice President responsible for the mass spectrometry business in Asia Pacific and Japan. During this period, he founded and managed commercial operation entities for the mass spectrometry and x-ray analysis businesses across the region and sat on operational boards as a director or managing director in Japan, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan and Australia. He also assumed global responsibility for the mass spectrometry business marketing. In 2005, Clive founded the technology-focused distribution partner company, Science Directions Ltd., a leading supplier of analytical and industrial technology solutions including thermal imaging, lab automation, mass spectrometry and x-ray analysis.

During his varied scientific and business based career, Clive has gained extensive global experience in business transformation, operations, organisational development, and business planning and marketing in the field of life science. He has a long and successful track record of delivering growth achievements through the development of life science start-ups, and formerly established organisations – and has been instrumental in the development of stable and highly functioning teams for life science endeavours globally. Today, Clive specialises in start-up commercialisation and business revitalisation here in New Zealand and overseas and continues to take an active role in Science Directions Ltd.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategic Business Review & Assessment of Operational Excellence
  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Development of Annual & Longer Term Business Plans
  • Development of Sales & Operational Budgets
  • Development of Forecasting Systems
  • Product Portfolio & Development Planning
  • Development & Execution of Sales Channel Strategies
  • Market Assessment & Opportunity Mapping
  • Marketing Development & Communications Strategies
  • Operational Management