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Anne-Marie is a respected and trusted adviser across government, NGO, industry and academia. Anne-Marie maintains solid networks cultivated over three decades across political parties, social impact, innovation and change.


Anne-Marie is passionate, committed and results driven and has been described by peers and stakeholders as “an influencer, an inspiration, and a strategic thinker.”  She is a leader in the innovation, entrepreneur, start-up and tech ecosystem.


Her expertise in government, strategy, stakeholder engagement and advocacy has allowed her to be part of the delivery of significant programs and reforms.


Highly developed skills in engaging with a wide range of stakeholders including industry associations, government, corporates, NGOs and consumer groups; Anne-Marie has extensive networks across academia, industry associations, private sector and all three levels of government, with a particular strength in leading multi sector partnerships.


Her experience in politics, government, advocacy, and communication has positioned her well to establish, lead and manage new initiatives and leverage networks.


Anne-Marie energises and leads teams to deliver excellence in program and project delivery, is highly successful in attracting partnerships, and skilled at influencing the use of resources beyond her control.


Anne-Marie has held senior roles in ministerial, government and NGO sectors, most recently as Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology responsible for technology and innovation.


Prior to this Anne-Marie spent a decade in tech/start up when she co-founded Techfugees Australia and worked with NFP New Horizons in establishing the first social impact accelerator – Unboxd


Previous Board and Membership:

Spark Festival


Founder Institute

* Associate, UTS Design and Innovation Research Centre and UTS Centre for Local Government



* Senior Policy Advisor – Minister for Industry, Science and Technology (responsible for  Industry Growth Centres, Cooperative Research Centres, Research and Development Tax Incentive, Entrepreneurs Program – Accelerating Commercialisation, Boosting Female Founders, Data 61, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain strategy, and Industry Innovation Science Australia)

Unboxd NFP Accelerator

* TED Talk 2014  Disrupting the status quo for social change – a personal journey

* TED Talk 2019  Reimagining social licence for the business of tomorrow

Co-Founder Techfugees Australia

SheEO Australia Super Activator

Collective NSW Family and Community Services

* Senior Policy Adviser, Minister for Ageing and Disability NSW (responsible for the NSW Whole of Government Ageing Strategy; Ageing and Disability policy, and NSW transition to NDIS)

Beckon Capital


We Beckon a different approach to investment management, sharing expertise and mobilising capital to create positive impact, generating strong returns for all.



We help enterprises, developers and investors maximise potential and develop win-win relationships with their communities and environment.



Don’t throw your weight around. Shift it.


Prosperity is all about balance. Not strong returns at any cost, but responsible performance that’s sustainable because our investments are in harmony with the needs of people and planet. It’s more than possible, it’s what we do every day.

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