Alaric McCarthy

Eric Swale

Commercial Development Manager

Role at Cawthron

Eric Swale is the Commercial Development Manager at Cawthron Institute, where he leads initiatives to amplify Cawthron’s scientific impact. With a role that emphasizes strategy, innovation, and commercialization, he supports the refinement of Cawthron’s organizational strategy and drives culture change. Eric manages the commercialization pipeline, identifies opportunities for commercial development, develops customer management and plays a vital role in creating high-impact industry partnerships.

Technical skills, experience and interests

Strategy and leadership in scaling the impact of scientific research
• Development of frameworks and models for the commercialization of intellectual property
• Innovation in taking science and IP to market
• Control and strategy development related to intellectual property
• Development and maintenance of high-impact industry partnerships
• Extensive experience in investment management and business development


  • Chartered Financial Analyst 2012 – 2022
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand 2007
  • Master of Business in Finance (with Distinction), University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2007.
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2006
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2006
Alaric McCarthy