Geoff Leyland

Dr Geoff Leyland

Geoff Leyland is a recognised expert on transport optimization and simulation, and has worked as a consultant for several on NZ's largest companies, helping them to improve operations efficiency and simplify operational and strategic decision making.

Previously Geoff worked at the The University of Auckland lecturing in optimization and commercializing operations research projects, particularly in the electricity industry.

Dr Leyland has a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) and Master of Engineering from The University of Auckland and obtained his PhD from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland. His thesis on multi-objective evolutionary algorithms can be downloaded from the EPFL.

Geoff speaks fluent french, enjoys telemarking and mountainbiking, and completes the occasional triathlon.

Adam Barker

Dr Adam Barker

Adam Barker combines a rigorous analytical background with business acumen developed over his career as a consultant and executive.

His work has spanned business strategy and project management but a particular emphasis has been development and analysis of business models for early stage ventures.

Adam was previously Chief Operating Officer of Celentis, a commercial science company owned by AgResearch, and before that was a consultant for leading strategy consultancy McKinsey & Company, based in London.

Dr Barker holds a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) from The University of Auckland and a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

He has completed numerous marathons, several triathlons and one ironman.