6.30 am – 8:30 am (for 7:00 am start)
Wednesday 7th August, 2019
Jim Whalley | South Australian Chief Entrepreneur
As South Australia’s first Chief Entrepreneur, Jim Whalley has been appointed to provide strategic advice to enable entrepreneurialism across all forms of business, industry and public sector in South Australia.
The Chief Entrepreneur, together with the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board, will support entrepreneurs to build their capabilities and their confidence, to make sure they have the skills to grow a business from concept through creation, bring their ideas to market and turn their innovations into commercial outcomes.
Jim is the Chair and co-founder of innovative defence industry company Nova Systems. He is a former air force fighter pilot and test pilot and holds a Master of Business Administration, a science degree and has completed the Harvard Business School OPM Executive Education Program. Jim is a member of the Sir Ross and Keith Smith Advisory Committee, the council of the University of South Australia, the board of the Adelaide Festival, the Federal
Government’s Defence Innovation Steering Group and a non-executive director of Australian Naval Infrastructure.
Stan Kontos is a speaker, coach, entrepreneur and author with a passion for developing human potential.