Kim Poth is a Principal at SPP

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Kim Poth is a Principal at SPP and an experienced management consultant focused on the higher education, research and government sectors. Kim advises clients on strategic planning; policy design, implementation and review; performance improvement; benefits realisation and transformation. She has led significant strategy and transformation projects both as a consultant, and within the public service, focusing on opportunities to improve social or economic outcomes for clients and society. With a background in medical research, Kim brings a passion for higher education, research and health policy to her role. She focuses on using agile, collaborative techniques to create great client and team experiences.

Industry Focus
  • Education & Research
  • Government
  • Not For Profit
Services Focus
  • Capital Planning & Precincts
  • Customer Driven Growth
  • Strategy & Decision Making
  • Transformation
High Impact Work
  • Research bid development (Medical Research): Kim led an engagement to develop a business plan and MRFF bid for a leading MRI. SPP’s scope included development of the commercialisation and market entry strategy, value proposition, 20-year financial model, economic and health impact assessment, communications and stakeholder engagement plan, risk management plan, and governance arrangements.
  • Business planning (Pharmaceuticals): Kim led an engagement to develop key components of a business plan to help a start-up biotech company secure non-dilutive funding. Key deliverables included commercialisation and market entry strategy, value proposition, 20-year financial model, communications and stakeholder engagement plan, risk management plan, and governance arrangements.
  • Prioritising industry-research engagement opportunities (Go8 University): Kim delivered an engagement to triage a suite of expressions of interest from across the University, describing potential Breakthrough Victoria Fund submissions. The team developed assessment criteria that enabled them to rapidly triage all EOIs and offer targeted bid development support to those EOIs most closely aligned to likely BVF requirements. All EOI authors were provided with feedback which will enable the University to target bid development support and authors to focus their bid development efforts to the most important aspect of their submissions.
  • Impact assessment framework (Go8 University): Developed a framework to measure and communicate both proximal (short-term) and downstream (longer-term) impacts of the teaching, industry engagement and research activities of an innovative, newly formed School within a Go8 University.
  • Business case for entrepreneurship program (Industry Growth Centre): Kim led a project to engage broadly across the health sector to design a program of commercialisation training for clinicians. Key deliverables include a successful business case to gain funding for the initiative as well as tender documentation to seek an outsourced program operator. The program is now operational and recently commenced its first intake of participants.
  • Boosting industry engagement on-campus (Go8 University): Consulted widely across the University and developed process and policy improvements to streamline the process to co-locate industry partners on campus, in support of the University’s strategic ambition.
  • Healthcare (selected examples):
    • Program manager for a new technology-enabled home monitoring model of care for chronic disease patients
    • National health reform system redesign and implementation
    • State wide clinical services reviews
    • Health economics:
    • Analysis of research funding vs demand
    • Health economic assessment of cancer incidence

    Research commercialisation and strategy (selected examples):

    • Review and redesign of the business development function of a large research organisation
    • Strategic review of an Australian university’s commercialisation organisation
    • Strategic planning workshop for a medical research institute