I am a strategist, civic entrepreneur, writer, university lecturer, independent researcher, policy adviser, business mentor and ideas gardener working at the intersection of business support and economic development.
I work with cities and regions, their leaders and their economic and business development organisations to craft implementable strategies and actions that increase prosperity.
I specialise in working in communities to build entrepreneurship ecosystems that nurture and support start-ups and high growth companies.
I have worked in regional economic development analysis, research, training, policy and practice for over 25 years – in universities, government, councils and regional organisations, in Australia and New Zealand.
I have BA (Hons) and Masters degrees in political science from the Australian National University and a PhD in geography and planning from the University of New England, Australia.