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Innovation Task Force

The Business Council of Australia Innovation Task Force advocates for an integrated approach to creating an effective Australian innovation system and promoting the productivity and competitiveness of Australian industry. 

In October 2014 the Business Council of Australia released its submission to the Senate inquiry into the Australian Innovation System. Building Australia’s Innovation System identifies five priorities to address in the Australian innovation system: culture, collaboration, human capital and skills, knowledge infrastructure, and regulation.

The BCA has also developed a presentation on innovation, which explores how Australia can be more innovative. 

Task force membership

Tim Reed, MYOB Australia (Task Force Chairman)
Jeff Connolly, Siemens Ltd
Maureen Dougherty, Boeing Australia and South Pacific
Ahmed Fahour, Australia Post
Tracey Fellows, REA Group
Christy Forest, CEB
Andrew Groth, Infosys
Wendy Holdenson, Mitsui & Co (Australia) Ltd
James Kavanagh, Microsoft Australia
Catherine Livingstone AO, BCA President
Bruce McKinnon, SAP Australia and New Zealand
Seelan Nayagam, CSC Australia Pty Ltd
Paul O’Sullivan, SingTel Optus Pty Limited
Jason Pellegrino, Google Australia & New Zealand
David Rohrschiem, Uber
Ziggy Switkowski, Suncorp Group
Tiffany Wright, Cisco Systems Australia

The BCA Secretariat contact for the task force is Angus Armour, Principal Adviser.