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Professor Trish McDougall

Professor Trish McDougall (USA)

Patricia P. McDougall-Covin is the William L. Haeberle Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Director for the Institute for International Business at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, USA. Dr. McDougall-Covin previously held the positions of Associate Dean of the Kelley School, Entrepreneurship Division Chair in the Academy of Management and Vice President-Programs for the Academy of International Business. She is a 21st Century Entrepreneurship Research Fellow. Her research has been widely published in top academic journals, as well as the business press, including Inc. magazine, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. As Director of the Institute for International Business, she is responsible for numerous global engagement activities. Examples include; the Global Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative, a partnership with the Asia Pacific World Economic Council (APEC);and the Global Social Entrepreneurship Institute, a collaboration with the U.S. Department of State to give students from participating countries the opportunity to learn about social entrepreneurship.


John Corcoran

Mr John Corcoran

John is Chairman of Russell Kennedy Lawyers and a Law Institute of Victoria Business Law Accredited Specialist. He is a past president of both the Law Council of Australia and the Law Institute of Victoria and currently sits on the Board of Mercy Health and Aged Care. John specialises in the area of retirement villages and aged care. He has a national practice with many of his clients being Australia's major providers of aged care and retirement villages. John often represents major peak industry bodies in their dealings with industry members and government. John was named Best Lawyers' 2013 "Lawyer of the Year" for Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law.


Alison Kitson

Professor Alison Kitson

Professor Alison Kitson is Dean of Nursing and Head of School of Nursing, University of Adelaide. Alison was Executive Director (Innovation & Reform) of Nursing (2013-2015) for the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN). This role focused on providing leadership in models of care, workforce planning and redesign. Alison also holds an appointment as Co-Director of the Centre for Evidence-based Practice South Australia (CEPSA), a collaborating centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute, and is an Associate Fellow of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford in the UK. Before coming to Australia Alison held a number of strategic leadership and executive positions in the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom. Her research over the last 20 years has focused on Knowledge Translation (KT) activity relating to better understanding the mechanisms that enable new knowledge (in the forms of guidelines or innovations in practice such as new roles) to be introduced into clinical practice.


Kathleen McCormick

Dr Kathleen McCormick (USA)

Dr McCormick is a senior practitioner, researcher, and policy executive in health informatics, bioinformatics, and gerontology. Dr. McCormick spent 13 years as an informatics scientist and clinical trial researcher within the NIH, the National Institute on Aging and Clinical Center. Dr. McCormick then joined the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHRQ) and directed the first Clinical Practice Guideline program. Dr. McCormick then joined SRA International, Inc. and developed their Genomics, Bioinformatics and Life Sciences Solutions program. In May 2004 Dr. McCormick became a Chief Scientist/Vice President at SAIC working to advance innovation in the Health Solutions business unit. In January 2009 she joined SAIC-F (now Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.) as Senior Principal Scientist/Vice President. She established SciMind, LLC in the spring of 2012. In 2013 she was honored for her work in innovation with the International Informatics Award from Sigma Theta Tau. She is the coauthor of Essentials in Nursing Informatics.


Peter Inge

Mr Peter Inge

Peter is the Joint Managing Director of the Zig Inge Group, the owner of Prospect Hill Village.He holds a Bachelor of Laws (majoring in accounting), a Master of Laws (Human Rights) and an Advanced Certificate in Real Estate from RMIT. Peter worked closely with Zig, in growing the business and at the time of its sale in 2007 contained 18 villages, responsible for nearly 3,000 residents and over 300 staff. Peter says,"We offer the perfect mix of quality, security and community in an environment which has been developed with real insight into what is important when it comes to enhancing the lives of residents. He has a strong interest in philanthropic pursuits being on the Board of Advisors of the Property Industry Foundation and the Zig Inge Foundation. He is an Executive Consultant to Mcquarie Bank and a former President and life member of the Retirement Villages Association of Australia.


Noel Lindsay

Professor Noel Lindsay

Noel graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and a PhD in Commerce. He joined the University of Adelaide’s Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) as its Director in July 2006 where he also is the Professor of Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation. In 2012, Noel was seconded from his position as Director of the ECIC to the position of Academic Director Singapore Operations where he is responsible for the academic operations of the Ngee Ann Adelaide Education Centre.

As an entrepreneur, Noel has successfully established, grown, and harvested a number of business ventures in Australia, Malaysia, and South Africa. In addition to his entrepreneurship experience, Noel also was a Director of a $22m Australian venture capital fund for a number of years that invested between $1 - 3 million in growth oriented entrepreneurial ventures. Noel has an accounting background in public practice including the corporate insolvency field (in the area of company liquidations and receiverships). He currently is an associate director in a firm of chartered accountants in Adelaide where he consults in the areas of family enterprise, entrepreneurial finance, and strategic planning. Noel is a Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Fellow of CPA Australia.


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