Bren Collinson

Managing Director and CEO

Founder and CEO Bren Collinson has more than 40 years experience in the Science Industry. He started his career as a Research Technician and Analytical Chemist in New Zealand in the early 1970's and moved into Sales and Marketing in the mid 1980's with a well known New Zealand distribution company.

In 1991 Bren moved his family to Melbourne, Australia to establish the Australasian sales operation for Molecular Dynamics (Sunnyvale, CA) and continued to grow that business until the merger of Molecular Dynamics with Amersham in 1998. Bren remained with Amersham as the Australasian Sales Manager for 12 months until moving on to establish Millennium Science in April 1999.

Under his leadership Millennium Science has experienced consistent revenue growth to become one of the most respected distributors of high technology systems for Life Science research in Australasia.

Lorena Romero

Finance and Administration Manager

Lorena has education and a wealth of experience in economics, accounting and finance.  She has had various accounting and administration roles over which time she successfully balanced – and still does! – her career with raising her family.  

Lorena has previously worked with Millennium Science and then took time out to move into product development, where she was able to tap into her creativity and passion for fabric design. Throughout that time, Lorena was exposed to many different aspects of manufacturing, importation, and product requirements, all the while learning great skills in negotiation, international trade, importing and retail merchandising.

Again time for a change, in 2017 Lorena re-joined Millennium Science where she is applying her skills to lead the company's finance team.

John Imgrund, Ph.D.

Director, Sales & Marketing

John received his Ph.D. in population genetics at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. After graduating, he left Australia to join LI-COR Biosciences in the US. Living in Seattle, Washington, John was a Field Application Scientist operating throughout the US and Canada, and then international markets, for about 6 years.

Following time as an FAS, John managed LI-COR's distributor network in Asia and Europe and moved to LI-COR's corporate headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska.

After two years in Lincoln, John returned home to Australia to join Millennium Science where he is now responsible for sales, marketing and business development for the company.

Lachlan McKimmie, Ph.D.

National Service Manager

Lachlan received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Melbourne. After 2 years as a post-doctorate researcher, Lachlan transitioned into industry and held many positions in the physical and life sciences before joining Millennium Science.

Lachlan manages the in-house and field service engineering operations, whilst additionally having a passion for staff development, operational optimisation, and overall business growth.

Lachlan is also currently working towards his MBA at Melbourne Business School.