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Background

Summary
  • International Board experience 
  • Senior commercial background
  • MBA and Doctorate, specialising in tech entrepreneurship and radical innovation
  • Regulatory familiarity in a number of local and international commercial settings
  • P&L management, drivers and oversight
  • Deal economics and business modelling
  • Individual and organisational mentoring and advisory
  • Cloud computing heritage
  • Cyber security governance, translation, investment, startup and consultancy
  • Radical innovation track record 
Current Board and Committee positions:
Previous Board and Committee positions:
  • Advisory Board Member, Your Digital File (2015) 
  • Research Lead - Board Directors/ Business owners and Cyber Security Engagement (2014, AISA National Conference, with Lani Refiti) 
  • Advisory Board, London Entrepreneurial Exchange - London (2012-13; now E2Exchange) 
  • London Business School Mentor - Entrepreneurship Summer School 
  • Research Lead – Global Entrepreneur Indicator, Entrepreneurs Organisation – Global (2010-2012) 
  • UCL Examiners Board (MSc Tech Entrepreneurship), London (2010) 
  • Board Chair/Member, Entrepreneurs Organisation – UK (2008/9, Chair 2009/10) 
  • Investor/ Consultancy – Event Zero (EPM Technical translation for pitch, market research + Innovative security/encryption technical translation for PoC pitch)– Australia/UK (2008/9) 
  • Board Member – Membership, Institute of Management Consultants – Australia (2005) 
  • Consultancy (Technical Translation for Patent)/Investor - Silver Lining (DVD/CD Encryption)– Australia/UK (2004/5) 
  • Subsidiary Board Member – WebCentral Complex (wholly owned subsidiary of WebCentral) (2001-2003)
Awards and recognition
  • 2012, 2013, 2014 – Finalist - Advance Australia Business Women in the UK 
  • 2012 MGSM Alumni Winner – Rising Star Award (Presented by former Prime Minister, Hon. John Howard) 
  • 2011 Invitation to meet the Queen at the Buckingham Palace Reception in advance of Her Majesty’s visit to Australia 
  • 2009 – Finalist– Qantas Advance Australian Business Women in the UK 

Executive experience summary
  • Corporate venturing 
  • Major account management and development, including government, tech, and banking and finance 
  • Channel creation and development, partner programmes and wholesale business 
  • Robust and recognised industry and media-worthy research leadership 
  • University lectures and curriculum module development 
  • Industry talks and CPD/CPE accredited training 
  • Security, software, and BPO (outsourcing and offshoring) 
Current Executive and Consultancy Positions
  • Co-Founder, Director: Australian Cyber Security Network Pty Ltd (2013-Present) 
  • Director, UK Cyber Security Network Ltd (2013-Present)
Previous Executive Positions
  • Start up team CloudStaff (formerly SinoCode) – Australia, UK, China, Philippines - Joint CEO (2003-2013) 
  • Lecturer UCL – MSc (Tech entrepreneurship) – entrepreneurial marketing (2010/11) 
  • Lecturer QUT MBA – ecommerce, entrepreneurship (2003/4) 
  • Start up team WebCentral Complex - GM/CEO (2000-2003) 
  • Start up team WebCentral – BDM to VP Sales (1998-2000)