Alison Coutts co-founded EG Capital and has over 25 years' experience in international engineering project management, strategy consulting and executive search. Her experience includes international engineering project management in large oil and gas projects with the Bechtel Corporation in the UK, USA and NZ; strategy consulting, management training and organisational structuring with the Boston Consulting Group; and executive search with Egon Zehnder. Since the mid 1990's, Ms Coutts has been involved in the financial markets, in venture capital, stockbroking and investment banking. She was a Member of the advisory panel which worked with the ASX to draft the latest code of best practice for reporting by biotechnology companies. She heads the Securities Institute's Masters Degree course in Biotechnology. Ms Coutts has a Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Melbourne and an MBA with Distinction from the Melbourne Business School, where she also won the CRA prize in Business Policy. She has a Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology from the University of Melbourne.