Dr Erol Harvey

Dr Erol HarveyFTSE Dr. Erol Harvey, FTSE is co-founder and CEO of MiniFAB, a product development and manufacturing company focussing on point-of-care medical diagnostics and microfluidics. He has had roles in academia and private industry, serving on various State, Commonwealth and International Committees such as PMSEIC Nanotechnology Committee, Future Manufacturing Industry Innovation Council, Victorian State…

Dr Tony Fischer

Dr Tony Fischer Tony Fischer came from a wheat–sheep farm in southern New South Wales (NSW). He completed degrees in Agricultural Science at the University of Melbourne and a PhD at the University of California, Davis, USA. He worked as a crop agronomist and physiologist for the NSW Department of Agriculture and at CSIRO, and…

Dean Parham

Dean Parham Dean Parham is an expert on Australia’s productivity performance. He was long associated with Australia’s Productivity Commission where he developed and led the Commission’s ‘flagship’ program of productivity research. Since 2008, he has continued to investigate productivity trends and public policy issues in association with a number of government, academic and private-sector agencies…

Narelle Kennedy

Narelle KennedyAM Narelle Kennedy operates her own research and consulting company, The Kennedy Company Pty Ltd specialising in business innovation, new models of competitiveness and productivity, industry clustering, regional development, and regulation. Previously Narelle founded and led the pioneering, business-backed research think tank, the Australian Business Foundation as CEO for over 15 years. Narelle has…

Professor Kevin Fox

Professor Kevin FoxFASSA Kevin Fox is a Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Applied Economic Research in the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales. He works primarily in the field of economic measurement, with a focus on productivity, prices and efficiency analysis. After studying Japanese in Tokyo…

Leslie Butterfield

Leslie ButterfieldBSc Civ Eng; MAICD, MAIPM Ms Butterfield is Chief Executive Officer of a specialist Project and Strategy Advisory company which operates in the business, property and infrastructure sectors with a client group spanning Government, large corporates, and not-for-profits. She is also Managing Director Australia for its NYSE listed company parent company. She has served…

Dr Bob Frater

Dr Bob FraterAO FAA FRSN Over more than 50 years, Dr Bob Frater has researched electronics, telecommunications, electroacoustics, radioastronomy instrumentation, electroacoustics and biomedical devices. In 1996, he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for his contributions to science, including his work on the construction of the Australia Telescope at Narrabri in northern…

Professor Sue Richardson

Professor Sue RichardsonFASSA Professor Sue Richardson is Emerita Professor at Flinders University and Adjunct Professor at each of Flinders University and the University of Adelaide. Sue taught for many years at the University of Adelaide School of Economics, and subsequently became Professor and Director of the National Institute of Labour Studies at Flinders University. Her research…

Professor Nalini Joshi

Professor Nalini Joshi FAA Professor Nalini Joshi is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Sydney. Nalini has taught mathematics at ANU, UNSW, the University of Adelaide and the University of Sydney. She has been a Visiting Professor at Kyoto University in Japan and the University of Leeds, UK. She was Head of the…

Mr David Hind

Mr David HindFTSE David Hind is Chair of Skills Tasmania, an angel investor and Chair of Barefoot Power Pty Ltd, a board member of the childhood cancer charity Redkite and is Director of External Relations at the University of Sydney’s School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He is a past President of the Business Higher…