Chair of the Entrepreneurs’ Programme Committee, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science 

Biography 

Tony is a hands-on investor who gets involved in helping companies scale to take full advantage of changing markets. He has held Vice President and CEO positions in investment, media and marketing with traditional and digital businesses, and operational and management experience in companies in the US, Asia and Australia.

Tony also has public and private board experience specialising in businesses that are undergoing growth and changes in their business model. He has helped small organisations manage the challenges of rapid growth in both scope and scale, and large organisations navigate the challenge of working with entrepreneurs and start-ups as well as scale-ups.

  • Director of the Menzies Foundation since 2018 
  • Chairman, Entrepreneurs’ Programme Investment, Australian Federal Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • Investment Committee Member, CapitalPitch
  • Risk Committee Member, Aurora Education Foundation
  • Global Advisory Board Member, Advance
  • Vice President and Co-founder of the Stanford Australia Association Entrepreneurship Series 
  • Partner, Santa Clara Group and co-founder of Laava.id and Zeetings.com

Previously:

  • Chief Operating Officer, Brandscreen, 2013
  • Chairman of Independent Advisory Group for Australia Post's Postzone, 2009
  • Adviser and Founding Chair of Starlight Children’s Foundation’s Livewire project, 2007-2009
  • Industry Research Council Member, Interactive Advertising Bureau, 2007-2008
  • External Advisor for the Victorian Innovation Strategy & Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier of Victoria, 2007-2008
  • NSW State President, Australian Marketing Institute, 1998-1999
  • Founder and Director of various private and public companies, CEO of various companies in Australia and overseas