Senior Policy Officer for Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship Policy at the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. My team is responsible for policy relating to Australia’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme, early stage commercialisation, entrepreneurship and startups. My roles includes policy development and advice for government on the state of Australia’s startup sector and options for future policy development. Policy partner for the Australian Landing Pads program, which provides market-ready Australian startups and scaleups the opportunity to land and expand in global innovation hubs including San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Shanghai, Berlin and Singapore. I am also the policy lead for the Business Research & Innovation Initiative, which provides SMEs with grant funding to develop innovative solutions for government policy and service delivery challenges.