Data to Decisions CRC appoints Andrew Stead as new board director

MEDIA RELEASE - 27 April 2017

Data to Decisions CRC (D2D CRC) is excited to announce the appointment of a new director, Mr Andrew Stead.

Andrew has worked extensively with start-up founders and early stage investors, through private and public incubators, accelerators and venture funds. As a founder, advisor and board member, he specialises in the commercialisation of technology products, creation of new businesses, capital raising, and mergers and acquisitions.

Andrew is currently responsible for product incubation at insurer IAG. He is also a committee member of early stage investment group Sydney Angels and a director of Hivery.

Andrew’s overlapping experiences with corporations, research organisations and start-ups will provide a unique perspective on collaboration and innovation for D2D CRC.

“Our technologies and projects have matured to a state where commercialisation plans are being developed and implemented. Andrew’s experience and knowledge will be integral throughout this process” said Acting Chairman Fatima Beattie.

“We are looking forward to working with Andrew as the D2D CRC further progresses in its life cycle.”

In accepting the role, Mr Andrew Stead said “I am very pleased to be invited to join the D2D CRC. The organisation is at an exciting stage of its development and brings together a strong group of agencies, corporates and research organisations. The work to date has shown the potential impact of big data and analytics on the work of the National Security Community and beyond.”

“The customer-driven and outcome focused research agenda is on track to deliver impressive results and I look forward to supporting the commercialisation of a range of products developed in Australia with global reach.”

 

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