Press Release – Strengthened Board at Hunter iF

Off the back of a record-breaking Hunter Innovation Festival in October, Hunter iF, the apex body for innovation governance in the Hunter region, has bolstered its ranks by appointing 6 new members to the Board of Directors.

The 10-person board brings together local industry experts who are committed to furthering the innovation ecosystem in the Hunter.

Over the course of the year ahead, the board will deliver a strategic plan to fulfil its mission, to harness the immense potential of the Hunter region to create a more innovative future while growing a knowledge based economy. The Board will continue to create opportunities for connection within the innovation ecosystem by delivering a series of Innovators Lunches and the Hunter Innovation Festival in 2023.

“This new board has a breadth of diverse yet complimentary skills, an extensive network and a deep-rooted regard for the Hunter region to drive the re-invigoration of Hunter iF”, Alex Brennan, Chairman of Hunter iF commented. “With its capable executive officer, Gordon Whitehead, returning for his second year, Hunter iF are well placed to provide significant value to the Hunter innovation community in the years to come”, Mr. Brennan continued.

The Hunter iF board consists of:
Alex Brennan – Chair
Prem Chand – Secretary
* Emeritus Professor Will Rifkin – Director
Bernadette Smyth – Treasurer
Nathaniel Bavinton – Director
Claire Quigley – Director
Michael Morrissey – Director
Lauren Eade – Director
Skandha Ponniah – Director
Edwin Higginson – Director

Hunter iF is a for purpose organisation that exists to facilitate a comprehensive, cohesive and connected regional innovation ecosystem to accelerate innovative ideas to successful outcomes. We envision a future where the Hunter region is internationally acknowledged as a thriving centre of innovation that has successfully transitioned into a knowledge-based economy.

For more information, please contact Alex Brennan on 0424 756 233

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