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The home of business connectivity, resources and inspiration

Waikato Innovation Park is an independently owned organisation and promotes a culture of collaboration within its campus, throughout the country and globally.

Already home to over 60 businesses, Waikato Innovation Park continues to grow and is the ideal place for collaboration, research and commercialisation in the heart of the Waikato. 

Our focus is agritechnology, the environment, information technology and added-value food, but if you have a unique technology and/or are export focused you’ll fit right in. 

We have connections and relationships throughout the country, across key industry sectors and in niche technology spots globally to enhance the success of your business.

The Management Team

Stuart Gordon


Stuart was appointed CEO of Waikato Innovation Park in 2012. 

With a commerce degree from Victoria University, he is an experienced commercial chartered accountant. During a term as Financial Controller at New Zealand Dairy Group Stuart managed the acquisition and integration of the fresh industry in the upper North Island which ultimately became Fonterra brands New  Zealand. 

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Catherine Clark

Operation Manager

Catherine joined the team in 2019, following 11 years of running her own start-up business. 

With a Bachelor of Business Studies from Massey University, Catherine has enjoyed working in various industries over the years including pharmaceuticals and debt collection.

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Simon Travaglia 

Infrastructure Manager

Simon has been with the Park since 2008 and oversees the Park's growing infrastructure including new buildings and services.  
Prior to coming to the Park, Simon was the IT Infrastructure Manager for the University of Waikato and has 30+ years’ experience in various forms of infrastructure management.

Debi Baucke


Debi joined our team in 2014. 
She has a Bachelor of Management Studies from the University of Waikato and is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 10 years’ experience working within the public and private sector. Previously Debi worked at KPMG as an assistant manager in business advisory.

Dennis Travaglia

Grounds and Property Maintenance

Dennis is the buildings and grounds maintenance person here at the Park, having joined us in 2019.
He has extensive experience in maintenance and holds a National Certificate in Horticulture.

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