Joe has an extensive background over 35 years in technology start-ups and has established operations in Australia for a number of US-based corporations.
In addition to managing software and hardware development businesses, Joe has a strong telecommunications background spanning telephony, data communications and fiber optics and has lived and worked in Australia and the USA. Joe has served as a board member of a number of ASX listed companies and is principal of a boutique consulting business, Technology Venture Resources.
Ray is a specialist in bringing new technologies to market with 35+ years of experience developing and deploying Australian innovation and technology into global markets.
He holds a B.Sc(Tech) Electronic Engineering, is a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors ; Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia(Ret). Ray was CEO and Managing Director of Cell Therapies Pty Ltd a specialist contract manufacturer and provider of state of the art cellular therapies. Ray is currently a director & principal of Irendos Pty Ltd a private consulting firm.
Throughout a distinguished and multi-faceted career, Matthew has made major contributions to applied research, organisational development and product innovation. In 2003 he was awarded a Centenary of Federation Medal.
With postgraduate qualifications in both science and intellectual property law, Matthew was previously global VP for Research and Technology SOLA International, and CEO of the CRC for Sensor Signal and Information Processing and the CRC for Advanced Automotive Technology.
In 2012 he moved to apply his skills and experience to senior leadership roles in the University sector, first as a College Executive at RMIT and then in the university-wide role of Pro Vice Chancellor, Research Commercialisation at Swinburne.
Outside VCTF Matthew is an associate at McGarry House consulting and remains an Adjunct Professor at Swinburne University, providing strategic advice on research impact and industry engagement.
Leonie Walsh is an experienced leader and adviser in technological innovation with a background that spans more than 30 years of experience across a diverse range of industries and applications.
Leonie was the first Lead Scientist in Victoria from 2013-2016. In this capacity, Leonie was a contributing member on the Future Industries Ministerial Advisory council and participated on a range of government and industry advisory committees and funding assessment panels spanning innovation, education, new energy, ICT and advanced manufacturing.
Leonie’s most recent focus has been in the renewable energy and clean technology sectors with current roles including the Board Chair of the Center for New Energy Technologies (C4NET), member of the AusNet Services Commercial Energy Services Forum, Board member of the Victorian Cleantech Cluster and advisory board member of Paintback.
In a career spanning more than 30 years, 5 with Ernst & Young, Craig has added value to numerous public and private sector organizations at the Senior Management level.
He has extensive professional and managerial experience with a strong background in strategic business development, financial improvement through process re-engineering, restructuring and enhanced MIS borne out of a successful career in both local and multi-national organizations, including private equity.
Craig is a Chartered Accountant and the founder and principal of the boutique chartered accounting and consulting firm, The Tartan Group, established in 2006 which provides virtual finance team, CFO and Company Secretarial services to many startups and SME through to small publicly listed entities.
Outside of his role as principal of The Tartan Group, Craig provides his professional experience to a number of not-for-profit and charitable institutions on a pro-bono basis. He is particularly interested in technology and the future of our community.