As Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute Silvio is the senior administrator in the Institute and is actively involved in the development and implementation of key Institute initiatives and related projects, pursuing corporate directions and goals and contributing to the leadership of the Institute. The role requires him to be broadly responsible for the development of policy and procedures in resources management, both human and financial, business planning and developmental matters.  A crucial aspect of this role is the coordination and support of the institute's strategic business development and its implementation.

Silvio has extensive experience in private and public organisations, with a focus on laboratory-based organisations in the academic, health and healthcare systems.

In addition to qualifications that include a Bachelor of Science from Swinburne University and a Masters of Business Administration from Monash University, Silvio is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and a Certified Professional with the Australia Human Resources Institute (CAHRI).  Silvio has extensive experience in financial analysis and budget management, business development, strategic planning and corporate governance along with the interpersonal skills to lead staff.

Silvio also chairs the Ausbiotech Regenerative Medicine Advisory Group, comprising leading representatives from Australian industry and academia to provide specialist advice to Ausbiotech, Australia’s member based biotechnology organisation that promotes the global growth of Australian biotechnology.