David Burt

Executive Manager, David Burt is an experienced strategy and commercial advisor at the CSIRO who joined ON in 2012 as a co-founder. David now leads the ON team, at the helm proudly, of the only national Accelerator program designed for publicly funded science. David also serves as a Non-Executive Director on the board of Planet Ark, an Australian not-for-profit organisation with a vision of a world where people live in balance with nature, and on the NSW/ACT State Advisory Council for the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA)

Alisa Becker

Alisa Becker is ON’s Relationship Manager for the areas of New South Wales, Queensland and Northern Territory.

Alisa is currently raising her own little unicorn and will be on maternity leave until early 2019. 

Cameron Lutton

Cameron Lutton is ON’s Relationship Manager. Having joined the team in January 2017, Cameron is responsible for engaging and procuring new partnerships with organisations within Australia’s research ecosystem, such as universities and research institutes. Working for ON, Cam relishes the opportunity he has to engage with and encourage universities - and their developing research teams - to get ‘ON’ board, meeting new people and networking across the country. Cameron’s history in innovation goes way back to his time at university, where he was part of a team that won QUT’s inaugural innovation competition for the design of a novel orthopaedic tool.

Emily Chang

Bundle of energy, Emily Chang, joins the pirate ship of ON, leaving her helm as Facilitator and coordinator of CSIRO’s LaunchCamp program. Em supports our program managers, helping them do brilliant things to keep ON products enjoyable and valuable. A Broncos fan, Em uses her experience as a registered psychologist to help keep the people around her winning!

Kate Milton

Kate delivers Accelerate for the first time in 2018/19, bringing her ON communications experience into the role to get stuck in with the new teams. Kate’s crafty, creative passions will have you stitched up – or embroidered – ready, in no time. With a background in journalism, Kate enjoyed diving into the world of innovation during her time living in London, running strategic innovation workshops for corporate teams. She’s excited to get to see innovation at the source working with the ON research teams. In her free time, adventurous Kate likes to eat and travel – if she’s doing both at the same time, even better!

Andrew Barley

ON’s new Prime Manager, Andy has a background in physics, electronic engineering and science communication which includes performing at science shows. Andy is well experienced to help deliver our pre-Accelerator program with his hands-on entrepreneurship experience as founder of SciGround, a startup transforming public spaces into science playgrounds using augmented reality. When not putting his hands to use for innovation, Andy enjoys playing netball and the ukulele. He is passionate about social entrepreneurship, business that works for people and the environment.

Karen Li

Joining the program in April 2016, Karen Li is best known for her work as Prime Experience Manager. Stepping way from her ‘baby’, Karen is now in command of the ON program’s Tribe community. Karen’s new role sees her supporting and coordinating for the vast constellation of superstars in our alumni and support network. Like all of ON’s Tribe, Karen is passionate about making a difference within the innovation community and contributing to the future of Australian science and technology. A self-confessed sweet tooth, Karen’s hobbies include playing piano and building her collection of succulents and cacti.

Jessie Kelly

Jessie joins the ON team from her Business Strategy role in CSIRO to help ON measure our success and help our graduates achieve more with Runway Services. Appropriately, as this woman loves to take flight herself – as an avid and keen traveller. Jessie will be with us until March 2019 before she embarks on her latest adventure to live in Germany! Wunderbar!

Tennille Vanderstaay

Joining the team in October 2016, Tennille Vanderstaay is ON’s Program Manager and is responsible for the program schedule, its planning, data control, finances, reporting and internal logistics. Process-driven and a natural-born planner, Tennille plays an integral role in keeping the ‘ON’ program running and the busy team on track. Tennille (or ‘T’ to her colleagues) loves working alongside the inspiring people at ON and contributing to an incredible program that’s affecting real world change. Outside of work - and as a creative soul - Tennille enjoys creating her own ceramic pottery, amateur photography and is currently studying graphic design part-time.

Anna Molloy

Fresh off the boat from sunny LA, Anna brings back with her a wealth of knowledge on start-ups and a new penchant for green smoothies and bliss balls! In the US Anna worked for Australian export and start-up darling, Shoes of Prey. Start-up life made for a big change from the global professional services firms Anna previously worked for, but ask her and she will tell you there’s no looking back! As new Mum to Harry, Anna is helping with the ON-iverse with projects, casually 2 days a week.

Jack Doyle

Jack Doyle is our latest international hero, joining the ON team in all things admin and operations. New to Australia from his native Ireland, Jack is enjoying his Sydney experience with lots of exploring. He is a ‘jack of all trades’ with both law degree and Masters in Business Management from the University of Limerick. Jack is happy to help with anything to keep the office running smoothly, but maybe just don’t ask him to iron..!

Jessica Hildyard

As Communications Manager, Jessica Hildyard is the ON team’s resident comms expert and spiritual ON brand ‘guardian’. Based in Brisbane, Jess joined the ON team in June 2017. Responsible for ON’s digital strategies along with creating and managing the team’s communications, marketing, media and social; Jess relishes her role and is honoured to share the stories of the incredible innovators who pass through ON with the entire nation. Jess is a massive metalhead, with a huge collection of band t-shirts, records and ticket stubs; and spent the preceding five years before her tenure at ON living and working in Manchester UK under the guise of a true northern lass. You can find Jess at the helm of the @ONaccelerator social.

Sarah Frazer – ON Communications Advisor, Science/comms whizz kid and all round groover, Sarah Frazer joins ON in December 2019.

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