Avril started her career as a researcher in several small Biotech start-ups (in the United Kingdom and South Africa) before her focus shifted to the commercialization of technology through the Department of Science and Technology Innovation Centers. As a management consultant, she has worked on consulting engagements helping multinationals to strategize on their growth in Africa, as well as with small, post revenue generating social enterprises to become investment ready. Avril has a Master’s in Molecular Microbiology and a Master’s in Business Administration. Her role at Parceval is consulting on ethical supply chains; grant proposal writing; project management and capital raising; and she is also involved in Bioprospecting applications and compliance of the company. She is involved in the BioFISA II funded project focusing on the commercialisation of resurrection bush tea.