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Alice Sidhu
Chair

Alice is a director of LIVLAB, a start up defining a new generation of health, CEO of By The Way Group, the digital publishing company behind the Leadership of Fools podcast, an advisor to a venture capital company, and an associate with Melbourne Business School.

Alice is a business transformation expert, digital authority and advisory board member working with organisations to improve their operations, drive their innovation agenda, and find new ways to grow. Having held senior global roles in many multi-national organisations, Alice has been responsible for leading initiatives encompassing strategy and business case development through to implement and operate. She has been a consulting partner in a digital transformation practice, led large regional teams, worked in complex environments, delivered programs across Asia Pacific and implemented first-of-a-kind initiatives across Australia for Government.

She has also worked on Smarter Cities initiatives, set up the Masters of Procurement program with RMIT and been a member of La Trobe University's Human Ethics Committee.

Having left a career in big corporate behind in 2018, Alice's focus is on all things digital and moving beyond the 'cool' to transformation that matters. She is also a Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens Foundation, a podcaster, and an active mentor.

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Peter Nolle
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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Bec Kempster
Secretary

Bec was CEO of The Churchill Club Incorporated from 2015 up until July 2019. In this role she was the driving force behind strategic change to focus on the role emerging technologies can play in solving the problems of industry. In her time as CEO she oversaw the incorporation of the Club as an association, hosted 35 events on topics from AR to genome sequencing, including hosting the first Top Tech Trends Debate attended by 180 guests.  

Bec has around 15 years’ experience in marketing, specifically in digital and brand strategy, having both worked agency and client side. Prior to consulting, she was Head of Client Services & Strategy at Carter Digital and has worked on digital and brand activations with numerous businesses and organisations. Her ‘people-first’ approach to technology came from straddling the divide between client ‘wants’ and developer ‘realities’ and successfully translating technical jargon into common parlance. Having launched and failed her own start-ups, Bec is a big believer in the benefits we all stand to gain from collective learning. Bec is co-founder and now CEO of Archibiz, providing online business education for architects globally.

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Toby Norgate

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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Peter Bauld

Peter is a Director at Deloitte Australia. He’s responsible for delivering the new Deloitte Digital offering across APAC, UK and US managing senior teams, formulating strategy and growth plans to provide clients end-to-end integrated and scalable solutions.

His previous experience includes founding Our Boys & Girls, Slide Productions and Dominion Cooperative all of which he grew from humble beginnings and personal investment to multimillion dollar operations employing over 1,500 staff and contractors here in Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

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Paul Higgins

Paul is a consulting futurist with Emergent Futures, a venture philanthropy partner at Social Venture Partners and an associate at Melbourne Business School. He is also Chair of the Future Business Council’s research and advisory policy committee.

Paul consults to a range of businesses, not for profit organisations and government organisations on how to think about the future as well as being a frequent conference speaker across a wide range of topics.

Paul is currently co-authoring a book on adoption scenarios for electric cars in Australia.

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Natasha Facci

Natasha decided to move into the world of consulting after a successful People & Culture Leadership career in the corporate world. Over the last 21 years, Natasha has worked across multiple industries including, Software & Technology, Telecommunications, Government Business Enterprise, Banking & Finance, Hospitality, Manufacturing & Construction, Member Associations & Natural Resources.

An innovative & commercial HR/OD leader, over the last decade Natasha has specialised in employee experience, change & transformation & leadership to enhance strategic delivery & capability.

Natasha is the Co-founder and Director of Alchemy Collective, where she assists organisations to understand and build cultures that adapt and grow through change and disruption. As an innovation consultant and coach, Natasha’s expertise lies in assisting organisations to develop their people, mindset, capabilities and behaviours to deliver on their strategy and achieve their innovation goals. Innovation is more than a process, at its core, it’s about people, more specifically how they think, feel and behave.

In her spare time, Natasha mentors female graduates and also is a volunteer with the Rotarian Club of Canterbury.

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