Regional Development and Northern Australia – Supported the $1.7 billion Pilbara Cities initiative as Acting CEO, Director of Development and Diversity and Manager of Infrastructure Development at Pilbara Development Commission with responsibility for infrastructure development, economic diversification and community development including engagement with Aboriginal communities. Participant in a Western Australian Government Working Group for the States interaction with the $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) of the Commonwealth Government.
Economic Development – Completed strategic industry studies on diversification opportunities in renewable energy, lithium processing, regional airports logistics and telecommunications including options for government partnering with the private sector to support development of common user infrastructure, levels of investment and job creation potential while Director of New Initiatives at Department of Regional Development.
Technology and Innovation – Manager Strategic Business Development with ISA Technologies supporting business development for commercialisation of new IT systems and innovation including animation, 3D visualisation and high performance computing and a Consultant at Technology and Innovation Management, a university owned company, responsible for commercialisation of intellectual property from the private sector, academia and the public sector. Worked with Western Australia’s Chief Scientist as a Panellist on the Premier’s Agriculture and Aquaculture Entrepreneurship Program. Led the development of the $80 million Western Australian Biotechnology Industry Development Strategy.
Agrifood and Aquaculture Development – Leadership role in the $350 million Seizing the Opportunity Agriculture initiative through the Royalties for Regions (RfR) program and the Pilbara Hinterland Agriculture Development Initiative (PHADI) with Department of Agriculture and Food while Director of New Initiatives at Department of Regional Development . Support for Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Council in developing a WA Aquaculture Industry Plan.
Infrastructure Development - Director of Development and Diversity and Manager of Infrastructure Development at Pilbara Development Commission and a member of the Pilbara Fabrication and Services Common Use Facility (PFSCUF) Steering Committee, Chair of the $42 million Port Hedland Waste Water Treatment Plant Project Steering Committee and Chair of the Pilbara Underground Power Project Steering Committee.
Business Case Development – Conducted due diligence and led development of Business Cases that have ultimately been funded by Cabinet in Royalties for Regions submissions ensuring that government policies and priorities are taken into consideration, State agencies are supportive and economic outcomes of leverage of funding and employment are included.
Business Development and Investment Attraction – Supported international and national investors and presented to audiences representing Western Australian business both in the public and private sectors for a number of industries including water projects, energy projects, property development, biotechnology, agriculture, IT, oil and gas and scientific services.
Leadership and Governance –Chaired a range of Steering Committees for major infrastructure projects and consulting projects and have been representative on organisational Boards that has included leadership on project delivery, management of risks and stakeholder engagement to ensure continued support for strategic goals, performance reporting and funding. Supported Leadership WA with their delivery of a program in the Pilbara.
Government Liaison – Understanding of government policy and regulations that can support project approvals in relation to industry policy, technology policy, water policy and land tenure. Extensive networks across Western Australian Government.