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Peter Nolle
Chair & Treasurer

Peter is the Founder and Director of a specialised consulting firm Treadstone, specialising in tax rebates and government grants for innovative technology businesses.

His extensive business and financial management experience was gained from a career spanning over 17 years in engineering, finance and information technology industries, working both in the UK and more recently, Australia.

Peter’s background includes managing a technology spin-off business which developed a prototype mobile phone/email platform for international markets from 2007 to 2008.

He works with a wide range of innovative and exciting Australian technology companies.

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Toby Norgate

Secretary

Toby is a Partner at Colin Biggers & Paisley lawyers in Melbourne.

He enjoys working with growing companies to establish sound legal structures, negotiate good commercial deals and acquire and grow new businesses. More and more of his clients are relying on or grappling with emerging technologies.

Toby has over 19 years legal experience including four years co-managing the legal and market supervision teams at the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX), three years as a finance sector regulator and time on secondment in the legal team of Australia’s largest Telco.

These roles, and his day to day client work, have given him close involvement and insight into the issues being faced by today’s businesses.

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Gretchen Scott

Gretchen has a passion for encouraging and supporting diverse people in technology. After completing a Bachelor in Operations Research she applied these skills in a variety of industries, from agriculture through to plastic surgery and even the World Rally Championships in NZ.

Gretchen is the CEO of The Human Collective, an organisation that exists to support, encourage and amplify diverse people in technology.

Prior to this, she completed a Diploma of IT and spent time teaching web development and working in business development roles. She has been using her technology experience to help make tech a viable career option for diverse people and was pivotal in her organisation receiving a Diversity in Tech merit Award in 2019.

Gretchen hosted a panel at the inaugural Grace Hopper Conference in 2019 and she is actively involved in the tech community having hosted talks at DDD Melbourne’s 10th conference. She is also a Director of Women Who Code Melbourne, which was the fastest-growing chapter of Women Who Code worldwide in 2019.

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Nina Mulheisen

With a background across a variety of industries, corporate and startups Nina is passionate about leading, developing and inspiring diverse teams to experiment and deliver valued solutions to drive optimised processes, products and digital outcomes.

Starting her career as a Mechanical engineer for AUDI AG in Germany and Toyota Australia,  she has always been focused on designing simple solutions that are valued by customers. 

With specialised skills in innovation design, including design sprints being trained by the leading experts in Berlin and a strong background in design thinking, product and process design, Nina has worked to embed emerging technologies such as AI into businesses both large and small, making her an industry expert in forming strategies and simplifying the way we work.

Nina has been our star moderator for the Top Tech Trends Debate in 2018, 2019 and 2020. 

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David Perkins

David is a technology enthusiast and startup IP advisor serving clients in Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

He is Founder of EUREKA—an incorporated Trans-Tasman patent attorney firm that is building on technology and patent capability into data analytics and innovation.

With a background in electrical engineering, computer systems and applied physics, a transition into patents followed technical roles. And now with a focus on early stage ventures developing innovative technologies covering the scope of digital transformation.

David has thoroughly enjoyed Churchill Club events over the years, and is pleased to be more closely involved.

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Jennifer George

Jennifer George is the CEO of Nakoudu, a social network for innovators that connects and proactively attempts to find partners for Deep tech and digital B2B companies anywhere in the world.It is focused on Health tech, Smart Cities, and Climate Change.

Jennifer has been working at the intersection of digital and industry innovations for more than 15 years. She was an executive in US capital markets and has founded several companies of her own. She has commercialised technical innovations in more than 50 different industry sectors and one, a medical device company, is currently listed on the ASX.

Jennifer has an MBA, a GAICD designation and is the Chair of IT268 a voluntary committee for Smart Cities and Communities at Standards Australia.

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