Department of State Development

The Entrepreneurship Advisory Board including the Chief Entrepreneur will provide high level, independent advice to the South Australian Cabinet on entrepreneurship matters.


The Entrepreneurship Advisory Board’s high-level aims are to:

  • Provide strategic advice to enable entrepreneurialism across all forms of business, industry and public sector in South Australia
  • Strengthen community awareness and appreciation of entrepreneurship and business through showcasing and championing South Australian businesses, entrepreneurial talent and the impact they have on South Australia
  • Recommend measures to connect South Australia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem with networks nationally and internationally given the opportunities offered by the scale of global markets
  • Advocate for the uptake of entrepreneurship education through strengthening communication with the school education system and tertiary education institutions.

 

Jim Whalley

Jim Whalley
Chief Entrepreneur

Jim, the Chairman and Co-Founder of innovative defence industry company Nova Systems and a former fighter pilot, has been named South Australia's Chief Entrepreneur.

 

 

Jenny Paradiso

Jenny Paradiso
Co-Founder and Director
Suntrix Solar

Jenny started her career as a librarian before a passion for renewable energy lead to the creation of Suntrix. Jenny is a member of the Premier’s Climate Change Council and on the board of the Clean Energy Council.

 

George Freney

George Freney
Partner and Co-Founder
11point2

Co-Founder and Investor in technology startup companies in ICT, travel, and retail industries. George has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering.

 

Mohan Koo

Mohan Koo
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Dtex Systems

With more than 20 years of experience in the cyber security industry, Mohan implemented ‘Privacy by Design’, giving the end user control of their data.

 

Anton Andreacchio

Anton Andreacchio
Managing Director
Jumpgate Virtual Reality

Anton has qualifications in mathematical and computer sciences and has founded leading animation and virtual reality studios with applications in sport, live entertainment and real estate.

 

Flavia Tata Nardini

Flavia Tata Nardini
Chief Executive Officer
Fleet Space Technologies

Beginning her career with the European Space Agency, Flavia co-founded Fleet Space Technologies, which will launch nanosatellites to connect digital sensors in a range of industries.

 

Steven Butler

Steven Butler
Director
Stilmark Telecommunications

Steven has qualifications in finance and economics and worked in banking institutional markets before founding Stilmark Telecommunications.

Terms of Reference

Download the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board Terms of Reference (PDF)