Ann has a 30 year business background with international experience in introducing new
products to new markets. She has been part of the management team in several Australian
start-up technology companies in addition to establishing Asia Pacific distribution networks
for a US technology company. She established her own medical device company in 1998 and
that company has gained international recognition for introducing a new product to treat
breast cancer patients. This product is now distributed around the world.
Her background includes managing a portfolio of companies for an early stage VC fund, and
she has worked to increase industry collaboration with South Australian universities.
Ann is currently a Commercialisation Advisor for Commercialisation Australia, a Federal
Government grant program that supports the commercialisation of novel technologies with
grants of up to $1mil.