Anne Vivian-Scott, MBA, PEng
President and CEO
Ms. Vivian-Scott’s 30 years in professional practice has led her in fields as diverse as engineering construction to corporate finance. The majority of her career has been occupied by the challenging task of commercializing university-based research discoveries into meaningful products and services.
She took on the headship at Kinarm in 2009, becoming full-time in 2013. Her current role is very representative of the approach taken by PARTEQ Innovations, the former technology transfer agent of Queen’s University, to commercialization: roll up your sleeves, develop an achievable business plan, get operationally involved, and run those entities through the early years.
She manages all operational roles, including sales and quality.
Ms. Vivian-Scott has a B.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (Waterloo) and MBA (Concordia). She is Chair/former director of the Board of Kingston Economic Development Corporation (since Dec-2020), and previously held director positions at Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery and Launch Lab (Eastern Ontario’s Regional Innovation Centre). She was an original member of the Ontario Brain Institute’s Industry Advisory Council.
“I have the privilege of working with a small team of incredibly talented individuals with an extraordinary commitment to their craft and our mission. With the flexibility and precision of our platform, we have been able to have significant impact on the neuroscience field. Literally hundreds of research studies around the world have used a Kinarm to understand how the brain works. That’s huge. My continuing motivation is to enable access to this incredible technology for persons with brain injury or disease.”