I’ve worn a bunch of hats across music, policy and now at Blackbird - all inspired by the capacity, desire and need for humans to gather and communities to form. I’ve founded companies, launched products globally, worked with artists to grow their business, run festivals of all shapes and sizes and helped set up Australia’s only Independent think tank focusing on arts and culture policy in Australia. When I’m not working I enjoy doing things that I’m really bad at, like golf, singing, dancing which counter to the things I just love doing like knitting, hiking and making silly playlists.
I run Giants - a community for early stage and brand new founders. Giants is 1:1 Mentoring, exclusive resources, workshops and generational peer support; aka the best place to validate your startup idea in ANZ!
I currently split my time between Giants and Australia’s only arts and culture think tank - A New Approach (ANA). Before that I’ve run a record label, manages bands, put on noise festivals and I won’t shut up about the wonder of community radio i.e. FBi Radio in Sydney.
How is this next industrial revolution and the future of work, creativity as a skill base, culture and creativity as synonymous with democracy.