John Cunningham - New Zealand
John Cunningham and Chad
Wilkie established Ignition Partner Limited in June 2002 to
advise companies on strategies for growth from innovation,
with an emphasis on Technology, IP, Structure and Capital
Planning. Ignition is a broker in the Escalator program.
John has been a director of Caltech Capital Limited since
1996 and non-executive Chairman since 1999.
John spent several years in company development, operations
management and senior executive roles in listed corporates.
He spent 15 years with Fernz Corporation, the last 12 years
as the Corporate Development Manager with responsibilities
including local and offshore initiatives in start-up, joint
venture and acquisition strategies. He is a director of
several unlisted companies.
John lectures in technology management at Waikato Unversity
and is on the advisory board for Unitec and Massey for their
He was on the reference group for Technology NZ and was
President of IPENZ in 2001.
John Cunningham graduated BE (Chem & Mat) Auckland
University, Dip BIA Auckland University, ME (Environmental)
Auckland University. John is also a member of the following
professional associations FIChemE, C Eng, FIPENZ, R Eng,