In less than 10 words, I am a pioneer, mentor, super connector and educator. For two decades I have had a portfolio career, as a management
consultant, serial tech intra/entrepreneur, Digital Board Director and Adjunct. My purpose is to "make a difference".
When I'm not imagineering, I have 3 passions - my family, design and journalism.
Pioneer - I have had the privilege to lead tech and consulting companies from seed to $14B USD into new markets, and to share the exhilaration of 1 IPO, a number of exits and the hard knocks of lessons learned. I hold more than 15 years of Digital
Director and Board Advisory experience in the not for profit, the academic and private
sectors and have supported in the raising of over USD35M in seed to Series C investments.
Today I lead as Innovation Director for Inspirit IoT, Inc and advise as an Expert on ICT Disruption and Innovation to the European Commission Research Agency. I am a Board Member of Runway Geelong, the incubator funded by the Victorian Government in Australia, and serve as Board Advisor to Raiven Capital, StartupToken.com and Asia Accelerator. Through my angel venture r3iventures.com, I support the rapid growth of a portfolio of the world's most promising SaaS, Mobile and Analytics companies.
Mentor - As a career Management Consultant, I have worked on the cutting edge of competitive strategy, risk management and innovation, engaged with more than 400 of the world's largest multinationals in 19 sectors across Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas. I hold deep industry expertise in financial services and insurance, technology, fashion, beauty and luxury, education, transport, healthcare and biotech. Recent projects include the strategy development for the digital risk transformation of the world's leading insurance company and the development of new due diligence analytics tools for corporate M&A and PE teams focused on Seed to Series B innovations.
Educator - Passionate to pay it forward and as a commitment to continuous learning, I have served as an Adjunct Faculty Member for over a decade in France and Singapore. Today I am an Adjunct Faculty of the IE-SMU MBA Programme and Singapore Management University MBA Programmes teaching Critical Thinking. I support Executive Education through contribution to the Singapore Institute of Directors Program and SMU Executive Education Programs.
An accomplished moderator and speaker, I am active across the European and Asia Speakers Circuit, and am a registered Keynote Speaker for the London Speakers Bureau.
Foundations - In 2014, I was the first Australian female Graduate of the TRIUM EMBA Programme, the #5 Financial Times ranked EMBA Program of NYU Stern, the London School of Economics and HEC School of Management, graduating in the top 7% of my class. I hold various other qualifications in Fashion Design (London College of Fashion), Marketing (USQ), Sustainability (Harvard), Risk Management (AGSM), Reputation Management (Reputation Institute) and Tech Entrepreneurship (Stanford).
I am a Member of the Reputation Institute, the Global Association of Risk Professionals, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Public Relations Consultants Association.
I am a proud Ambassador of Masters & Robots
and supporter of SingularityU Warsaw Chapter
, Women on Boards, Women in Technology, and the Forte Foundation. I served since 2016 as Chair of Digital Transformation and Governance and Chair of Ethics on the Management Committee of Australian Alumni Singapore
(AAS), the umbrella organisation for the 140,000 Australian Alumni based in Singapore where I spearheaded the AAS Digital Village, a virtual Clubhouse for the collective Alumni of 43 Australian Universities. I also collaborated as an Entrepreneur in Residence for Singex as the Platform Architect for Interchange.network
- their exclusive community for IoT, Industry 4.0 Fintech, Healthtech, Last Mile Logistics and NextGen Retail.
Design - As the CoFounder of MaraJoara Swimwear
, our Australian-Brazilian label took the country by storm as one of the pioneer Brands for Australian Women's Retailer Sportsgirl with a national “Girl of Ipanema” campaign in 2005. The advantage of Marajoara was its quality and designs with the team having more than 30 years experience in Brazil, white label manufacturing to the world's largest retailers including Bloomingdales, Marks and Spencer, Victoria Secrets and Parfois. The company then launched its Mercedes Australia Fashion Week 2006/2007 Spring/Summer collection
and later closed Rosemount Australian Fashion Week Transeasonal Collections with a controversial "healthy" model tribute which ignited a trend that has reverberated around the world. Today 19 Vogue Editors across the world, commit to showcasing more responsible body images in their publications. The brand traded internationally as a premium brand until it closed its Brazilian operations in 2010.
Journalism - I first wet the ink of my pen, with a start as a Fashion Editor for ShopEast Magazine in Sydney back in 2006. Later I joined the team of Network Dessous in Milan, as a moonlighting Intimate Apparel Trade Journalist, delivering Tete a Tete interviews with Designers John Galliano, Stella McCartney and Elle McPherson. I covered the launch of the industries first Green Factories with Marks and Spencer, and delivered various features on the latest industry activities and trends for their 5 premium publications: Intima France, Linea Intima, Best of Intima Asia, Underlines and Best of Intima USA through to 2014. In 2011 in Switzerland, I cofounded RepRisk Insight, the biannual publication in responsible investment that communicates with 10,000 industry insiders. In Asia I have collaborated with Strategic Risk Magazine on various risk related features and commentary. More recently I contributed a chapter to Deloitte Managing Partner, Dr Janson Yap's new book on "The Essentials of Future Governance," and in 2017 launched AAS Magazine, the annual magazine for Australian Alumni in Singapore. I am currently working on "Reputation Risk Management in an Asian Century", a book of 8 case studies across the Asia Pacific.