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 proven expertise not only in building a body of research work and alliances with research partners, government, corporations and sponsors, but importantly in translating and applying research intelligence in practical outreach programs for policy makers and business.
Narelle is Adjunct Professor with the School of Business at the University of Technology Sydney. This affiliation continues Narelle’s longstanding commitment to close collaboration, problem-solving and knowledge-sharing between the higher education sector and the business community.
Narelle was made a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia in the 2014 Australia Day Honours awards for significant service to business in Australia through a range of policy development and advisory roles.